Skip to main content Sitemap Search

Newsroom


03 December 2019

Why A Joyful Workforce Is A More Productive Workforce

If you hear people emitting peals of laughter at this time of year, or talking animatedly about their plans for the festive season, you might be tempted to think they’re slacking off. In reality, your joyful employees are also most likely to be your best performing employees. That’s because according to research by Warwick University, allowing employees to experience moments of joy not only makes them harder working, but also more productive. 12% more productive to be exact. The reason joyful employees are so much more productive is because when we’re feeling joyful our brain releases chemicals that suppress the part of our brain that’s constantly preoccupied with worrying, significantly boosting our capacity for creative thinking and problem solving. It’s a scientific fact: joyful employees are more effective and get more done because feeling happy enables them to think smarter. It also reduces the likelihood of them becoming sick with stress and anxiety and increases their ability to spread joy to others, boosting workplace productivity even further. So if you want to test out the benefits of having a joyful workforce for yourself, read on for our top three tips, all of which you can easily put into practice.

read more


14 May 2019
Main Image

How listening skills can reduce absence

It takes concentration and energy to really listen to someone and see the world through their eyes, without jumping in to give advice or start talking about your own experiences...

read more

11 May 2018
Main Image

Use Triage To Help Crack Mental Health Issues

This month we are delighted to have our thinking on the importance of nipping mental health issues in the bud profiled as the lead story in Occupational Health & Wellbeing magazine. The editor, Nic…

read more

06 March 2018
Main Image

Are your employees getting enough sleep?

Sleep deprivation is now estimated to cost the UK economy £37bn a year, with employees who get less than six hours sleep a night generating twice as much absenteeism and presenteeism as their well res…

read more

09 January 2018
Main Image

Five mental health at work predictions for 2018

With the UK’s productivity, or rather lack of productivity, continuing to prove problematic, the media shining a light on eating disorders and issues ranging from domestic violence to traumatic childb…

read more