Here’s a quick exercise we call the 1-10 Litmus Test
We like to use it when we’re measuring happiness at work. It’s quick and surprisingly effective.
To complete the test, follow these simple steps:
First, ask yourself, “On a scale of 1-10, how happy or unhappy do I think our employees are?”
Then, write your number down on a sheet of paper.
Now, what’s your number?
Is it 7? We bet it is.
We ask this question a lot when measuring happiness at work. Believe it or not, it gives us a pretty good answer very quickly. Plus, since we’ve asked it so many times, and kept track of the answers, we have a pretty good grasp on the average. We generally ask CEOs, business owners, executive directors, chancellors and other leaders and 80% of the time, they answer 7.
Now you’re asking, “Okay, what’s the significance of 7?”