Why invest in happiness at work?
Study after study shows that happy employees perform better in almost every business outcome. Happy employees are more engaged, flexible, resilient, creative, collaborative, productive... the list goes on. And interestingly, creating a work environment where people want - and are able to - do great work along with great people can be done regardless of a team's budget.
The idea of investing in the employee experience and creating a workplace that actively promotes positive mental health is certainly gaining momentum in Canada and the US. That said, we've still got a long way to go if we truly want to see a fundamental shift in the way we work. We see this as an incredible opportunity for organizations to gain a significant competitive advantage by tapping into the potential of their most important "asset" - their people. That's why we've dedicated an entire week every year to actively promote workplace happiness in North America and in dozens of other countries around the world.
How does the Week of Happiness at Work... work?
The International Week of Happiness at work is not owned by anyone, nor are there any rules or dos and don’ts. It is intended to connect people and organizations that consider workplace happiness and wellbeing important.
During this week we invite everyone to reflect on their happiness at work as an individual, team, and organization, and how things can be improved. We also encourage you to learn more about how to create sustainable positive change within your organization. And of course, we'd love to share your stories, successes, tips and initiatives, and showcase the awesome things you're doing to help make happy and healthy workplaces the new status quo.
Wondering what you can do in your organization? Glad you asked! Click here for some ideas, inspiration, and to check out a simple 4-step guide to help get you started.