International Day of Happiness

It’s International Day of Happiness!

Happiness isn’t just a fleeting emotion, it’s a fundamental aspect of our wellbeing. It has been shown to have positive outcomes on our health, wellbeing and overall longevity.

Happiness in the workplace

We spend a significant amount of time in the workplace and research shows that happy employees are more engaged, productive and innovative. A culture that supports employee wellbeing, strong team dynamics and work-life balance will not just perform better but have lower absenteeism and staff turnover.

How to support a happier workplace
  • Spread positivity. Encourage random acts of kindness, like leaving positive notes or a feedback noticeboard.
  • Promote social connections. Organise a volunteering team afternoon offsite to support a local charity.
  • Prioritise work-life balance. Offer flexible working arrangements, encourage employees to take their annual leave and toil time, discourage regular or excessive overtime.
  • Keep communication channels open. Encourage employees to share ideas, concerns and feedback.
  • Make people feel valued. Ensure you invest in your team’s development with appropriate training and mentoring.
  • Celebrate achievements. Recognise both personal and professional achievements, milestones and project completions.
  • Create a sense of belonging. Make every effort for everyone to feel valued, included and accepted in communications, outings and events.

If you’re looking for more information or ideas about International Day of Happiness, have a look at this website: International Day of Happiness – 20 March

Our MCIPD qualified HR consultants can help organisations to bring company culture to the fore, by working with senior management to develop and embed values, underpinned by policies and procedures.

If you would like to get in touch to see how we can help with your team’s happiness, we would love to hear from you!