This makes employees happy at work. And other great TED talks

I just stumbled upon a new playlist by TED, called The Way We Work. A series of video’s where leaders and thinkers share their practical wisdom with the rest of the world. In short formatted video, they take on topics like Employee Happiness, Trust, Whole Self, and Leadership. In every videoclip they list a number of topics you can work on, very usefull.

I point out this specific one by Michael C. Bush, CEO of the company called “Great Place To Work’. Starting of with some number why you, as a company,  want to focus on the happiness of your employees. And then he points out four ideas you can work on: 

  1. Trust & Respect, create a workplace for trust and respect. 
  2. Fairness, Employees want to be treated with fairness. So stop with perks for higher levels of management or with a gap between the salary of men and women. 
  3. Listen, not just active listening. But being humble as a leader and genuine want to learn from your employees.
  4. Talk about change, and actually do change. The time of talking without doing is over. You only create an happy workplace if you actuallly change.


You’ll find the other video’s in the serie of ‘The Way We Work’ on Enjoy.

Use these prototypes to create an happy workforce

At we have a lot practices you can start experimenting with right away. And on the topic of happiness we have some great inspiration for you. 

How did you make your employees happy?

Ok. So we shared this video and a couple of practices as some inspiration to start with. But there are a lot of practices to think of to make work a better place. So what did you do to make your employees happy? Share it with us on Slack or add your practice to the platform.

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Edwin van der Geest

Edwin van der Geest

Chief Prototyping Officer at Prototyping.Work and Organization Designer. Edwin helps employees, teams and companies Unleash Potential Energy!

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