What makes people truly happy at work?

What makes people truly happy at work?

People's natural state is happy—we have to remove the obstacles that prevent us from being happy!

You are missing the point if you believe pay, perks, incentives, soft furnishings, football tables, groovy colours, and toys make shiny, happy people.

All those perks have a place, and fair pay is absolutely key, but they are all distractions from the work.

The question is, what makes people happy AT work while working and in the process we call work?

You need to stop for a moment and look at people engaged in their work, that is, people who experience their work as worthwhile. 

My father had a saying, “Make your work your hobby, and every day is a holiday.” Just dwell on that saying for a moment.

People do hobbies because they are passionate about the topic, activity, or subject matter. They collaborate with other like-minded people and readily share their knowledge and expertise. They engage with other people use their...

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Seven Building Blocks for Designing Organisations for Growth, Innovation and High Performance

You started doing it your way - Why Stop Now?

Changing any growing organisation may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Mastering the building blocks of organisational design empowers you to create your unique design so that your organisation grows and succeeds just as it needs to.

The changes needed are like changing the plane while it’s still flying.” The best people to do that are the people on the plane. You don’t need an engineer from ground control to fix it. 

What makes any organisation unique is the dynamic fusion of the people, their behaviours, their platform, their language, and the overarching vision. And, of course, the products, services, and experiences it sells to its customers. In their unique way, they influence, contribute to, and shape the conditions of the organisation, paving the way for the exciting emergence of a distinct culture that customers recognise and desire.

Change is inevitable.  Every leader must understand the...

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