Welcome to The Happy Works!
Glad to see y’all here! The Happy Works’s purpose is to create well-being at workplaces. We do this by providing support and guidance to organizations and individuals who believe that well-being and happiness at work matter as much as we do.
Why Do Happiness and Well-Being at Work Matter?
Happiness and well-being at work aren’t just nice ideas or a trend you should follow just because it’s cool right not. There is a number of reasons why every organization should be concerned about their employees’ happiness and well-being at work. Perhaps the most striking reason for organizations is the fact that your employees’ happiness and well-being at work affects your bottom line.
That’s right. Many studies have shown that investing in employee well-being leads to multiplied savings in costs related to absenteeism, medical costs (see for example here), and employee turnover. The reason is obvious: happy employees get sick less AND they stay with you longer which helps you save by not having to hire and onboard replacements so frequently.
In addition to cost savings, happy employees achieve better results than unhappy employees. They serve your clients better, they are more productive, and they show more resilience in difficult times. Think about it: no matter how talented people you hire, they are not going to reach their top results if they dread Mondays.
Your employees’ well-being and happiness at work impact your bottom line. Therefore, you don’t just want your employees to be happy at work because it’s a nice thought or trendy, you need them to be happy for the sake of your organization’s future.
Who Is Responsible for Workplace Well-Being and Happiness?
Well-being at work is not about adding a pool table in the resting area or organizing a monthly team event. It is far more complex and comprehensive than that.
Here at The Happy Works, we build the Journey to Well-Being at Workbased on improving five key areas: physical factors (the physical work environment and the physical strain that the work puts on the employee), social factors (the social environment and relations with others at the workplace), skills and strengths (how well an employee’s strengths and professional skills match the requirements of the role), individual factors(such as lifestyle and ability to manage stress), and cultural fit (the fit between the employee’s and the organization’s values).
Therefore, both the employee and the employer are responsible for well-being at work.
The organization is obviously responsible for ensuring for example that the work environment is safe, that there is no bullying and harassment at the workplace, that the right people are hired for the right roles, and that the employees have all the tools and resources they need to complete their work.
On the other hand, individual employees are responsible for taking care of their own well-being, choosing an organization that shares the same values with them, and picking a job that fits their strengths and goals. When you are in the right role, working for the right organization, you will be happier, healthier, more motivated, and perform better which will help you to reach your professional goals.
Ready to Work Happy?
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