How Social Recognition Drives Employee Happiness

February 17, 2016 | By Mike Ryan

Does employee happiness really matter? Happy employees work better with others; they handle problems with less complaining; they have more energy and are more motivated.


So what can you do to ensure your organization has happier employees? You can start by understanding how “purpose” and “meaning” impact an employee’s emotional wellbeing and how social recognition supports both.


In this month’s Performance Perspective, Mike Ryan explores:

  • How social recognition drives employee happiness

  • What makes employees happy?

  • Finding happiness by sharing a purpose

  • Why meaningful work drives happiness as well