Work Environment: Happiness is Not Everything

Offering more freedom of action and decision-making can generate more committed employees than an atmosphere of joy and fun.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Using happiness at work as a way of retaining human talent is being questioned.

In principle we must recognize that, given the many factors that can bring this about and personality differences, it is impossible to guarantee complete happiness for all employees in a company. And beyond this is the fact that a facade of happiness such as the existing framework provides, does not ensure that the this happiness really exists for all workers inside of a company.

And the fact is that even in "happy" company there are employees who resign, "... because they have completed a stage or have other priorities."

An article on El Observador looks at why this happens, even in companies that lead the field in terms of facilitating happiness in the workplace, such as Google.

"... Why do employees leave these happy companies? "They leave because there are neither companies, nor jobs, nor people that are one size fits all. Although it is true that in companies that manage to convey certain culture, people have higher levels of satisfaction " explains Jesus Vega, independent consultant. It is recognized, however, that "the use of more humane resources, providing freedom and autonomy for employees leads to a higher percentage of people feeling comfortable in their work."

See full article: "Why Workers Leave 'Happy Companies'"

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