“If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands…”
The idea for this blog came from my nine month old daughter whose favourite toy at the moment plays that tune every time she taps it. This tune is now a permanent fixture in my brain so when I read Richard Branson’s recent post on LinkedIn stating happiness is the key measurement to success, I couldn’t help but wonder how a little bit of happiness could affect the way we do business.
Sure, happy engaged employees make for a productive work force, but how can we as employees give back to the business to help keep the happiness wheel in motion?
As a resident “pom” in Australia I keep a keen eye on the UK and European markets. I am also part of VMA’s Asia Pacific team so keep abreast of what is happening there too. Operating in a niche market like communications as a truly global business is exciting for VMA Group. Having the opportunity to be part of that success makes me happy. Working with a talented team who are passionate experts in their field of recruitment also makes me happy.
Crossing the Harbour Bridge and seeing the Sydney Opera House on my way to work makes me happy. Small but steady UK economic growth makes me happy, (I know, we are not quite back to where we are pre-crash, but it’s trending upward) and that should make everyone happy.
I am happy at work; on a daily basis I meet some fantastic communication professionals, ultimately though I derive the greatest happiness from being able to assist them with their next career steps.
What makes you happiest in life?
Bringing some of this positive cheer into your workplace, it might result in rewards coming back in monetary value after all.
VMA Group, Asia-Pacific
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