3 reasons why happiness at work is the new trend (and is there to stay)

More and more organizations stop measuring job satisfaction and start measuring happiness at work. Employees are looking for organizations who understand and support their own happiness at work. If you want to attract or keep your talented people happiness is where you should start.
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Changing perspective on stress from reorganizations

In 1999 I started giving weekly leadership training to employees and managers from different organizations. If, in a group of 12 participants, one or two participants were working for a company in reorganization it would have been quite remarkable. Nowadays it is the other way around. Organizations not in reorganization are the exception. Our company […]

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Semler on Happiness at Work

Utopia or the new way of organising? We are in a crisis. No one can deny that! Part financial crisis but also a crisis to reorganize the way we work. The internet and the economic changes it creates is completely changing the way we work and interact. And we have to do more with fewer […]

Why happiness at work is more effective than being satisfied at work

Job satisfaction is a phrase from the past How do you take good care of your employees without losing sight of the results and profitability of the business? To answer this question researchers have been investigating the connection between satisfaction and productivity for ages. Often it is hard to find a correlation. Sometimes you find […]

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What could we learn from happy cattle?

What is happy cattle? Research by Newcastle University shows that cows that are named and treated with a more personal touch, feel much more comfortable in their own skin. These so-called  “happy cattle” reward their caretakers by up to 580 liters of extra milk compared to their less fortunate peers. More milk annually What could […]

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Albert Ellis would have been one hundred today.

Albert Ellis, would have been one hundred years old today. He invented ‘Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy’. Seven years ago he died in New York. Had he lived, today I would whole heartedly celebrate his hundredth birthday. Please find a short summary of his biography below. For an extended overview of his life, see: Albert Ellis 1913 […]