Workplace happiness can increase employee productivity, reduce absenteeism, and improve your bottom line. An organization’s culture is a huge driver of workplace happiness. According to Good, companies with happy and engaged employees have 41% fewer quality defects and 37% less absenteeism.
Alongside these benefits, companies with happy and engaged employees saw an 18% increase in employee productivity. According to the Universum Global Workforce Happiness Index, which has surveyed over 200,000 different professionals across 57 markets, Denmark currently has the happiest workforces in the world.
The awarding of this prestigious title can be largely attributed to good working environments, regular employee satisfaction surveys, and passionate employees. In the report, Danes were found to have a relaxed workplace culture with many people living close to their workplaces, allowing them to spend more time at home with their families - which they value.
Workplace happiness can be measured through employee retention and productivity. A mixture of quantitative (surveys, attrition rates) and qualitative research (1:1 interviews) can be deployed to determine whether employees are happy in their roles.
Here are some key elements to an individual’s happiness at work:
Here are some practices that will help your team to be happier and more productive:
Happiness is contagious - and it must start from the top of an organization. If team leaders have high morale, they can have a positive influence on the workplace culture. When leaders are feeling overwhelmed and demoralized by the pressure of intense workloads, this stress and anxiety will likely trickle down the organization and affect everyone on the team.
If you want to bring joy to the workplace, we recommend trying Water Cooler Trivia. Our solution can be used to create and distribute engaging trivia quizzes across your workplace. You choose the trivia categories and categories. We write the questions and grade the results. It’s an automated process that enables you to quickly set up a fun office activity.
Water Cooler Trivia has the potential to become your team’s new favorite weekly ritual. The potential ROI of investing in team bonding activities is too good to ignore.