Cristhian Rojas, Live Mint and The Wall Street Journal looks at The value of happiness – Happy employees are central to the success of a business.
A: Happy employees are central to the success of a business. We all instinctively know this, but it can be hard to pinpoint why. Nobody would argue that employees should be sad and downtrodden, yet it seems as though some businesses and their managers set out with the intention of presiding over a group of miserable people, and then succeed in doing just that.
First, the scientific evidence: Research released this month by the University of Warwick in Britain confirms that on average, happiness makes people 12% more productive. One of the researchers, Andrew Oswald, said in a press release: “Companies like Google have invested more in employee support and employee satisfaction has risen as a result. For Google, it rose by 37%; they know what they are talking about. Under scientifically controlled conditions, making workers happier really pays off.”
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