Trying to make employees happy may achieve the reverse.
Oriana Tickell's insight:
Burkeman is equating fun with happiness. I too would hate to answer to a "fungineer" at work or at home for that matter ......sounds rather like someone cultivating new strains of mushrooms. I do agree, however, that we need to create work-places in which different personality types can flourish.
Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, delivered the commencement address at Smith College Sunday, where she dared the graduates of the all-female college to change how they define success.
Cultivating a more positive outlook is a better way of boosting creativity than indulging a tortured genius, according to consultant psychologist and professor Neil Frude who has begun working with ad organization Havas Worldwide London to provide...
This study looks specifically at that key business output – productivity – and relates it to overarching factors such as feelings of happiness, energy levels and engagement in order to understand the relationship between them in different countries and business sectors.
Costco's chief furnishes his boardroom with faux-wood tables, has no PR staff, and doesn't offer customers shopping bags—but he does pay employees a fair wage. Now that his formula is pleasing Wall Street, will other companies follow?