The biggest returns are generated by the most dynamic businesses and the most dynamic businesses are built by the most highly motivated – and happiest – staff. These organisations are able to:
- Attract and retain the best staff, while reducing staff turnover;
- Achieve higher levels of job satisfaction and motivation;
- Improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness;
- Deliver the best results on the bottom line.
Today, business is recognising the need to address the positive, creative and emotionally fulfilling aspects of human behaviour, in order to build thriving and flourishing individuals, families and communities; to seek and nurture genius and talent; and make normal life more fulfilling.
There are many ways that managers can influence happiness within their organisation. However, they must have access to organisational-specific data about current levels of staff engagement and emotional satisfaction, on which they can base their assumptions. Unfortunately, it is very difficult, expensive and time consuming to measure and monitor changing levels of organisational happiness in order to make the best decisions for strategic direction and implementation.
Very few pieces of professional software have been able to “crack the code” on measuring organisational wellbeing. Hard data only provides half the picture. Soft indicators are those that are intangible, or cannot easily be measured. This includes:
- Confidence and motivation changes;
- Feelings of well-being, safety and satisfaction;
- Personal skills – problem solving, time management and professional / social skills;
- Interpersonal relationships: social cohesion and collective sense of place and purpose;
- Personal health, fitness, appearance, stress levels and the ability to sleep.
By introducing a social aspect to business communications, Wooboard has “softened” the traditionally “hard” professional environment. By encouraging positive interactions between staff members, Wooboard creates a culture of fun and enjoyment, which directly impacts upon the social wellbeing of an organisation. Happier teams lead to better group cohesion and improved engagement – an environment that allows individuals and organisations to flourish.
Leah is a sales professional with experience in introducing emerging technologies to a number of target markets. Leah is currently studying a Masters in Business Administration at UTS, majoring in Management and Marketing; previously holding a Bachelor degree in Communications with a major in Writing and Cultural Studies.
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