Happy Workplaces=Happy Customers=Happy Results

Documented first in 2011 in the book the ‘Happy Manifesto’, see details below,  there is now a growing volume of evidence that a happy workplace means an engaged workforce that is more productive and achieves better results.

Make a difference

A lot of organisations  are committed to creating happy and great workplaces – learn about the approach they have taken.

Making it Happen

If you want to make it happen at your organisation there are are range of resources available to you including the Happy Workplace Leadership Programme, Happy’s premium four-day training programme over six months.
The cover of the Happy Manifesto by Henry Stewart

Create happy and great workplaces

Imagine a workplace where people are energized and motivated by being in control of the work they do. Imagine they are trusted and given freedom, within clear guidelines, to decide how to achieve their results. Imagine they are able to get the life balance they want. Imagine they are valued according to the work they do, rather than the number of hours they spend at their desk.

Wouldn’t you want to work there? Wouldn’t it also be the place that would enable you to work at your best and most productive?

This website is all about creating a movement to turn every workplace into happy and great workplaces.

The Happy Manifesto, written by Henry Stewart, the founder of Happy, is the definitive guide for anyone who wants to transform productivity, loyalty and innovation within their organisations. Learn how to create happy workplaces by reading this book and also by using the advice and guidance this website aims to provide you. Find out more about the book.

People work best when they feel good about themselves

Packed with examples and practical advice, The Happy Manifesto features ten core principles for creating happier, more engaging places to work. Click the button to learn more about the core principles
Henry's Blog

Henry's Blog

Chief Happiness Officer and Founder of Happy

Henry shares his thoughts on key issues that impact the creation of happy and great workplaces. A great resource to spur new ideas.

Improving Quality of Care by Increasing Joy at Work in the NHS

Happy’s aim is that staff find joy in at least 80% of their work. So Henry was delighted to find that an NHS Trust, indeed the one Happy’s HQ is based within, has come to the same conclusion and sees Joy in Work as a key driver for improving quality.

The Time for Freedom at Work is Now

“We believe the time for freedom at work is now,” says Traci Fenton, Founder and CEO of WorldBlu. WorldBlu’s research shows that freedom-centered workplaces have healthier bottom-line growth and are more resilient. Henry spoke to Traci to learn more.

The Happy Challenge: Make no Decisions for 3 Months

Managers: Will you take the Happy challenge and make no decisions for three months? Here, Henry explains what happened when he took our ‘no decisions’ challenge and why you should do it too.

What Would it be Like to Deal With People in a Human Way?

“The idea is to make our onboarding process human-centred, not HR-centred.” Tracey Waters explains how she was inspired by Agile Methodology and Design Thinking principles to improve Sky’s on-boarding experience, in this interview with Henry Stewart.

And the Venue for HW19 is….

We are excited to announce that the 2019 Happy Workplaces Conference on 13th June will be held at the Light, Friends House.

Inverting Hierarchy Within a Healthcare Social Enterprise

Healthcare is seen as being quite traditional – but at First Community Health and Care, they have created an inverted hierarchy and have extraordinary staff engagement and patient satisfaction scores. Henry speaks to Chief Nurse, Liz Mouland, to find out how they did it.

Let’s Create Happy, Productive Social Enterprises

We are looking forward to our next event on Thursday 20th September, held at Happy’s training centre – Creating Happy, Productive Social Enterprises.

11 Takeaways From the 2018 Happy Workplaces Conference

In June, Happy hosted our annual Happy Workplaces Conference in London. Here are the top 11 takeaways from the attendees on the day.

How John Lewis Puts the Happiness of its Staff at the Core of its Business

For Sarah Gillard, Director of Insight and Assurance at the John Lewis Partnership, to understand John Lewis, you have to go back to its founder, Spedan Lewis and why he created the company as it is. Learn more in this interview with Sarah.

Appraisals: Is There a Better Way?

Appraisals don’t really work, argues Sophie Bryan. “Working in HR you get lots of negative feedback. People complain that they don’t agree with their manager’s rating. They especially resent getting feedback on something that happened long ago, that they are now powerless to correct.”


Some of the presentations at recent conferences.

Use the menu at the top to look at all forthcoming conferences, and also to explore the presentations made at previous events.

Join our crusade

Just some of the organisations from every sector that are committed to creating happy and great workplaces.

And this is a global movement too.

If you are ready then contact us to sign up.

Or if you still are not ready, look at the evidence that demonstrates why making this commitment will re-energise your team and your results.