Happy Employees Equal Better Employees
We were tasked with creating an event for corporate North American employees with a national staffing company. The organization focused on driving a culture of happy employees and wanted the event to support that focus.
This client required a speaker who would deliver a message that would go beyond supporting the overall theme of the event, “Happy Employees are Better Employees.” They wanted the speaker to make a persuasive case proving that workplace happiness truly matters to workers and to the long-term health of an organization.
BMC suggested and contracted speaker Michelle Gielan, the founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research.
Michelle’s message, “Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success Through Positive Engagement,” underscored that broadcasting happiness fuels performance, builds work optimism, provides positive engagement, and creates support provisions.
A few of her powerful, simple action ideas:
- Power Lead – Start conversations by saying something positive and meaningful.
- Fact Check – Isolate the negative/stressful thought, list the known facts, and list the fueling facts.
- Honest Thanks – Send a two-minute email praising and thanking a co-worker.
Research proved employee happiness is pivotal to organizational success. Additionally, it demonstrated that the company’s efforts will result in benefits across several fronts, including productivity, recruitment, and retention.
The bottom line: workplace happiness matters to employees and to the long-term health of an organization. Michelle proved that, most importantly, leaders have the power to influence it.
“Michelle masterfully aligned her message with our theme and tailored her talk to fit with our corporate culture.”Haylie DiJiusto, Sr. Manager, Travel & Meeting Services