Happy Workers Are More Productive: Science Proves It

Companies in all sectors have been increasingly investing in the happiness of employees, with firms like Etsy going so far as to create a Gross Happiness Index, and Google gathering metrics to optimize the length of its free lunch lines (too long, and people are annoyed; too short, they don’t get to chit-chat).

But any investor should be able to measure its return, and now a group of U.K. researchers say they’ve provided the first scientifically-controlled evidence of the link between human happiness and productivity: Happier people are about 12% more productive, the study found.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

Feeling off? You’re probably getting less done today. It would probably make sense for your boss to make sure you’re happy, instead.

See on www.fastcoexist.com


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