Ep. 36: Happiness at work is not a destination. It’s a journey.

“Happiness at work is closely correlated with a culture of greater performance and productivity as well as greater energy, better reviews, faster promotion, higher income, better health, and increased happiness with life. So it’s good for organizations and individuals, too.”, CEO of iOpener and author of Happiness at Work ,Jessica Pryce-Jones tells Forbes.

We spend more time in the office with our co-workers than we spend  time at home with our families. Most studies show that the vast majority of employees don’t feel happy at work, they are disengaged, reluctant to get up in the morning to spend the next 8-10 hours in a dreadful environment? Why does it have to be like that? Well, it doesn’t.

This week my guest is Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer at Woohoo, a leading international consulting firm on happiness at work. Alex is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has worked with hundreds of clients in over 45 countries since 2003, including Lego, Accenture, Microsoft, McDonald’s.

Today with Alex we will talk about:
– What happiness at work means.
– What companies can do to create a meaningful and purposeful work experience.
– How to get buy-in from management AND employees.
– How to maintain a high level of happiness overtime.
– What differences he sees between Europe and the US around the employee experience.

Note: you can follow Alex on LinkedIn, Twitter and Woohoo on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

This episode is brought to you by Fusion Alliance. Fusion Alliance delivers holistic solutions fusing together data, digital and technology to redefine customer experiences and move your ideas to execution. That’s why businesses across multiple industries have relied on Fusion’s expertise and partnership for over 25 years.

If you want to send me feedback, suggestions for future topics or guests, you can reach me at svincent@exsummit.com or on Twitter @eX_Summit.

Thanks for listening.

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