Why we exist
We spend so much time at work, doesn't it make sense to want that time to be meaningful and life-enhancing? Most executives want that for their people too and when we explain the benefits of a happier workplace it becomes hard not to want to make happiness a priority.
Happiness Lab came about initially as a result of the number of organisations that we encountered (as Stonepoint & Partners - a management consulting firm specialising in strategic alignment) who were struggling with employee engagement and establishing cultures that support their strategic goals. This repeated challenge encouraged us to explore in more detail what was causing such a common issue in big and otherwise successful companies. The more we looked at it, the more we could see there was a great opportunity to change the employee/employer relationship in a really positive way.
Tracking Happiness in the workplace maybe new - but our emotional state, our mood, is the best indicator of performance we have. Developing happier workplaces is good for everyone - not just employees, but shareholders and customers too. It feels like a cause worth pursuing.