Boost Productivity Through Employee Happiness

By changing the way we work, interact with colleagues, and lead our teams, we can provide both ourselves and our organization with the competitive edge. This course helps you to understand why happiness in the workplace matters, where the biggest downfalls usually are, and how you can implement strategies to improve happiness within your team and organization.
Course info
Rating
(88)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 20, 2015
Duration
1h 57m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(88)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 20, 2015
Duration
1h 57m
Description

This is a short course designed to help you build a business case for change by looking at the importance of happiness and its impact on the bottom line, why it can go so wrong, provide some ideas and tools that you can implement, as well as guidance around the implementation process itself. When unhappiness costs over $1 trillion in lost productivity globally, doing nothing is not an option. By the end of this course, you’ll have the requisite insights, tools, case studies, and tactics to identify what your team or organization needs to improve happiness and productivity and how to move forward. Reference materials and useful links are also provided for further information.

About the author
About the author

Kylie’s passion is in enabling workplaces to become happy, productive and engaging environments where talented people come together to do what they do best.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Where Workplace Happiness Takes a Wrong Turn
In the previous module, we looked at why happiness in the workplace matters and the cost of businesses of lost productivity from disengaged or unhappy workers. Let's now look at where workplace happiness takes a wrong turn and how we've gotten ourselves into a position where unhappiness is costing businesses globally more than $1 trillion annually. What we'll cover in this module is what the risk is of doing nothing, and believe me, you don't want to bury unhappiness under the carpet because unhappiness can spread and sabotage your best intentions. We'll have a look at some examples of employee sabotage and the impact this has had. We'll then look at the key reasons why unhappiness in the workplace exists, and whilst there can be a myriad of reasons, we'll focus on leadership, culture, motivation, and purpose. And finally, we'll look at what the signs of an unhappy workplace are. They're often quite easy to identify if you know what to look for, and it can start off being a simple as a general walkthrough of the office to gauge the overall vibe. But we'll get into more detail on this later in the module.

And if You’re Wanting More…
So our course journey has now come to an end, but it doesn't have to end there. If you'd like to dig deeper into any of what we've covered, I've pulled together a bunch of reference material and useful links for you on the following slides. I sincerely hope you enjoyed this course and learned a lot about building a more productive workplace through employee happiness. If you'd like to help the performance of this course, please tell a friend about it or write it on the Pluralsight website. Feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback you may have on the course. I'd love to hear from you. And I'm always keen to chat with like-minded passionate people who also want to make the workplace a happier place to be. My contact details are at the end of this module. Thank you so much for your time and remember a happy workplace is not a naive dream.