I was asked here recently, “Kris, what do you mean by happy when you talk about happy employees?” Which was followed by – “Our philosophy is that at the end of the day we’re all responsible for our own sense of happiness. That in essence, no one can ‘make’ us happy.” I agree. So how is it that Choose People purports to support companies in creating happy employee cultures?
What we truly mean by happy and what we actually measure is “do you feel good about coming to work?”
Unfortunately this phrase does not acronym well – FGACTW, and is long and tedious and not nearly acceptable for marketing purposes. Happy is. And there’s a happiness movement of which we’re thrilled to be a part of. Happy is visceral – you know what it feels like to be happy.
With this explanation, the person who asked me the philosophical question said “I totally get this. I used to have a job at a company that was so miserable that I’d rather get in an accident on the way to work than actually get there.” Yowsers.
So yes, we do believe that at the end of the day we are all responsible for our own state of being – we can’t and don’t “make” people happy. However we do help companies create collaborative cultures that foster joy. We do support companies in having cultures where employees FGACTW 🙂