Google, Facebook, Zappos, Amazon, Coca Cola, Ernst & Young, VW, Nike, Apple, 3M, GE, and Intuit: Something unites all of these high profile companies in an essential way – a new business philosophy. They have earned such spectacular success and respect by setting happiness as a primary goal, knowing that with a foundation of joy, creativity, and excitement, nothing is impossible
Spreading Joy: Overall company happiness has to begin with a fundamental company culture of spreading joy to consumers and the public.
Impacting Positively: Being a beneficial force in the world will lead to happier workers that are proud of their company.
Respecting Talent: Take advantage of the talents and skills of your workers and utilize them to their full potential.
Building Connections: Work should be an opportunity to create friendships and connections with like-minded people, and that bond will result in collaboration, productivity, and innovation.
Being Rewarded: Money isn’t the only way to reward workers for their performance; emotional or creative compensation can be a powerful way to strengthen employee loyalty.
Staying Grounded: A company must pay attention to the interests and desires of their customers, employees, and community, in order to fit in, yet still stand out.
Serving Others: Innovative customer service shows consumers that you care and employees that you trust them.
Leading Wisely: Leaders need to epitomize the company culture in every way, leading by example to inspire loyalty and progress.
Maximizing Resources: Be sure to provide all the necessary tools, both physical, motivational, and intellectual, which are needed for employees to be successful.
Making Money: There is nothing wrong with being profitable, particularly if you boost the trust of your shareholders and use your success to develop long-term goals.
Balancing Time: Perfecting a healthy balance between the professional and personal spheres is essential for a happy company.
Improving Reputation: When the people of the world know your name, be sure that they have good things to say about it.
Thinking Creatively: Abandon old ways of thinking and let the natural creativity and innovation within your company drive you forward.
Feeling Valued: Workers are invested, involved, and irreplaceable components of any company; reward them accordingly.
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Although Happy Company sounds like a title geared toward CEOs who are interested in creating a happy company, it actually teaches a lot about happiness in general. The key to creating a happy company is creating a culture of happiness – which is something everyone could use in their lives.