Happily ever after

Happily ever after


I have been hearing a lot lately from people I am interviewing, acquaintances or even some influencers, that happiness at workplace is the key to a productive team and a successful business. Well I couldn’t agree more, but does everyone agree with us on that?

Priorities differ in business, so does happiness. The latter is a question of self-contentment, engagement and fun. These three aspects are correlated; in fact, one can’t be effective without the other. This is something Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group, strongly believes in and promotes across his companies and while interacting with his employees. Richard is confident that “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

A company’s success is the fruit of continuous efforts and hard work from all the team members. However, the will to provide a happy environment has to come from the leaders and board of directors first and foremost. They are the role models and they are the ones responsible to promote and ensure this “happy working” mantra among the team from day one.

“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to,” says Richard. It is up to each one of us to choose which option to adopt, which path to take and live with their decisions.


I wish you all a great summer break. Make the best out of your holidays before the busy season is back!

Till next time,

Jenny Kassis

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