This month's The Happy Works blog is a guest blog for Celpax! Many workplace happiness policies such as flextime and cool office perks focus on office environments. Much less attention has been paid to non-desk jobs that often require completing rigorously defined tasks at a specific time and in a specific place. In the guest blog, we discover what workplace happiness means to employees in non-desk roles. Read the full article here. And while you are on their website, take a look at what Celpax does- they offer a super easy way to measure your employee's morale in real time.
In today's job market, changing jobs periodically is a rule rather than an exception. In fact, the rough estimate is that we change jobs 10-15 times during our professional careers. Long gone are the days when you would graduate from college, settle in a stable job, and retire decades later from the same company.
Several companies offer their employees something labeled as "team building activities", just look at almost any job advertisement or any company's social media feeds. These activities can vary from meals to happy hours to sports activities where the team spends time together outside of the workplace. After the event, the company posts pictures on their social media accounts to show others how much fun their employees have together, in hopes of attracting potential new talent.
When we think about bullying, the first image that comes to mind to most of us is usually from the schoolyard, or lately even from the context of cyber bullying. However, bullying is a problem in workplaces, too, and it’s not that rare either. To give you an idea, in 2017 19% of employees in the U.S. were being bullied in their workplaces, and another 19% were affected as witnesses.
Company culture is the combination of the shared values and behavior of the people working for the company. Cultural fit is a crucial building block in employee happiness and the lack of cultural fit can be harmful to both, the employee and the company.