Leadership & Culture

10 Steps for Building a Strategy for Happiness at Work

Written by:Uroš Gostović
Published on: 01 April 2020 Reading time: 2 minutes

Let’s talk about happiness. To be more specific, let's talk about happiness at work and what the best strategy for building a happier workplace is.

 

One great thing is that we can all do so many things on an individual basis to make ourselves and the people around us happier at work. You can praise your colleagues when they do a good job, make random acts of kindness, say good morning to your colleagues, give them a high five, etc. These are all great things that will surely help create a happier and more positive atmosphere at work.

 

What if you want the whole company to be happy? What if you want to create a happy, multinational organisation with hundreds or even thousands of employees? How do you do that? That requires not only individual action but also a top-level strategic focus on happiness at work.

 

10 suggestions that will help you build a strategy for happiness at work

 

So, without further ado, we present you 10 strategic steps you can take to build a strategy for happiness:

 

  • Top leadership must walk the talk
  • Have a positive company vision
  • Focus on happiness - not satisfaction
  • Appoint a chief happiness officer and a happiness team
  • Have a plan but include surprises
  • Hire for happiness
  • Organise happy onboarding
  • Promote and train managers for happiness
  • Share good stories
  • Use Heartcount (tool) to always know what your employees think and how they feel at work

 

So, these are 10 very quick tips to inspire you to take a more strategic view on happiness in your organisation. And it all comes down to what our motto is, and what we keep returning to. f we want to create happier workplaces, we can’t just dream about it - we need to make it happen.

 

This blog is just a part of our eBook - 10 Steps for Building a Strategy for Happiness at Work. If you are eager to find out more about this subject and how Heartcount can help you build and maintain a strategy for happiness feel free to download our eBook here for free.