Today is #InternationalDayOfHappiness, so what better day to share insights on what makes people happy at work, created by Point 6 for our client Philips Lighting.
Everybody’s happy nowadays is part of a white paper series, “Illuminated, integrated, and intelligent: Reinventing the workplace”. Point 6 Design worked with the Smart Buildings team at Philips Lighting to create and share the part works content as web pages, downloadable PDFs, also creating social assets to engage with the target audience of senior decision makers, lighting designers, and commercial real estate developers.
The Everybody’s happy nowadays chapter looks at how happiness has begun to emerge as a new corporate objective, as finding pleasure, fulfilment, and meaning at work is becoming more important to more workers.
Millennials put more emphasis on immaterial values and personal growth than they do on the ingredients of the traditional career ladder. Greater choices in work styles and workspaces; greater control over schedules, less rigid distinctions between work and private life, and the use of innovative technology can all go a long way to making workspaces more personal, flexible and responsive.
Employees who believe their employers offer them an innovative and fun work environment are more likely to work harder and 2.8 times more likely to remain in their jobs.
Moving up the bliss scale
Science proves that fun is good for business. Based on ten years of research and dozens of real-world examples, the authors of The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up, argue against business tradition to reveal the powerful bottom-line benefits of leading with levity.
“Fun at work can provide a competitive advantage, help attract and retain employees, and provide the spark to jump-start creativity,” write authors Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher.