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The Importance of Happiness at Work - International Week of Happiness at Work

  • Date: Sep 29, 2023
  • Author: Chloe Meredith

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business world, the concept of workplace happiness might sound like a loft ideal. However, it’s much more than just a warm and fuzzy notion - it’s a crucial factor that can significantly impact a company’s success. 

So, what is workplace happiness? 

Workplace happiness is a feeling of contentment within an organisation - it’s about creating a positive environment that motivates and energises employees during their daily tasks. When people feel balanced, supported, and appreciated, they are more likely to be engaged and become productive members of a team. Achieving workplace happiness for all is an important aspect of any successful company.

After all, work occupies a significant portion of our lives, and it’s not just about earning a paycheck. For employees, the quality of their work-life matters immensely. Workplace happiness isn’t merely a buzzword; it’s a transformative force that can profoundly influence our professional journey.

Let’s dive into the benefits of workplace happiness, as seen from the employee’s point of view.

 

The Benefits of Workplace Happiness

 

  1. Enhanced Well-Being: When you’re happy at work, you experience a sense of well-being that extends beyond the office doors. Positive emotions on the job often spill over into your personal life, leading to improved mental and emotional health. 

  2. Motivation and Engagement: Feeling content at work naturally fuels your motivation. You become more engaged in your tasks, which not only makes the workday more enjoyable but also propels you toward career success. 

  3. Career Growth: Happy employees are more likely to set and achieve career goals. The optimism and confidence that come with workplace happiness can lead to advancements, promotions, and opportunities for professional development. 

  4. Stronger Relationships: A joyful work environment fosters positive relationships with colleagues. These bonds are built on trust, support, and camaraderie, creating a network that can be invaluable throughout your career. 

  5. Increased Productivity: When you’re genuinely happy at work, you find yourself more focused and productive. The enthusiasm you bring to your tasks often results in higher-quality work and more significant contributions to your team’s success.

  6. Stress Reduction: Workplace happiness acts as a buffer against stress. You’re better equipped to handle challenging situations, and even when obstacles arise, your positive outlook can turn them into opportunities for growth. 

  7. Work-Life Balance: Content employees are more likely to strike a healthy work-life balance. They know the importance of time away from the office, which helps prevent burnout and ensures a fulfilling life outside of work.

  8. Personal Development: Naturally, when you’re happy with your work, your overall job satisfaction soars. This satisfaction becomes a source of motivation to excel in your role and contribute positively to the organisation.

 

So, now that we’ve identified the incredible benefits of workplace happiness from an employee’s perspective, let’s explore what Vetro has to offer in fostering a culture where happiness thrives. At Vetro, we understand that our success is intricately tied to the well-being and satisfaction of our team members. We believe that a happy workforce is the cornerstone of a prosperous and vibrant organisation. That’s why we’re committed to providing a range of initiatives and opportunities designed to nurture workplace happiness and ensure that every member of our team feels valued, motivated, and empowered to achieve their best.

This time, let’s delve into the ways in which Vetro creates an environment where happiness isn’t just a goal but a reality.

 

The Benefits of Working at Vetro

 

  1. 4-Day Working Week: All employees at Vetro are offered the opportunity to work 4 days a week whilst getting paid for 5. A 4 day working week can boost workplace happiness by granting employees more free time to recharge, pursue personal interests, and spend quality moments with loved ones, ultimately reducing burnout and enhancing overall well-being and work-life balance. 

  2. Opie… The Office Dog: Opie has multiple job profiles including security, hoovering unwanted food, therapist, and petting corner. He brings so much joy to the workplace, providing companionship, reducing stress, and fostering a more relaxed and positive atmosphere. 

  3. Luxury Office Environments: Our offices have air conditioning, large break-out spaces with TVs, sofas, water coolers, a free sweet shop, and “Al’s Bar” with a fully stocked free beer fridge. 

  4. Top Tech: All consultants get a lovely Apple iMac, but also access to the industry-leading CRM, shift booking app, and other systems ultimately contributing to happiness in the workplace by streamlining tasks, increasing efficiency, and reducing frustration, allowing employees to focus on meaningful work and experience a sense of accomplishment.

  5. Wellness Package: Employees are given a membership which includes access to wellness packages, counseling advice, discounted gym memberships, discounted vouchers for leading stores and supermarkets, and much more. This promotes physical and mental well-being and shows employees that their health is valued, creating a positive and supportive work environment. 

  6. Recognition: Recognition and rewards can contribute to happiness in the workplace by validating employees’ efforts, boosting their self-esteem, and motivating them to excel, fostering a sense of appreciation and fulfillment within the team. These include quarterly sales incentives, where high performers are treated to a day out celebrating their achievements, employees of the quarter, where they receive £250 of vouchers for a store of their choice, a bottle of fizz, and a meal out, and also an annual VIP trip abroad, where high performers are awarded an all expenses paid for a free trip abroad.
  7. Training: All employees get full access to the world’s leading online recruitment training platform. We also run regular face-to-face training with external training experts.

 

In conclusion, the importance of happiness at work cannot be overstated. It’s the driving force behind increased productivity, job satisfaction, and personal growth. A happy workplace creates a positive feedback loop where content employees not only excel in their roles but also contribute to a harmonious and thriving work culture. When employees feel valued, supported, and fulfilled, their enthusiasm radiates into every aspect of their professional lives, ultimately leading to a more prosperous and rewarding career journey. 

 

Happiness at work isn’t just a perk; it’s a powerful catalyst for individual and organisational success, and it’s a goal worth pursuing. At Vetro, this is already a reality and employees are valued immensely. 

 

If you would like to work for a company that values you, explore our open positions on our website and apply now!

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