No plan, no security… but, damn, we’re happy!

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LONDON — What I really like about the research that Able and How are publishing tomorrow morning is that it defies logic… but reinforces our sense of the world.

We have found that a lot of people have no idea about the future of their jobs. They don’t have communication about the future of the company, but they are essentially happy.

Regular followers will know that I am not a fan of ‘happy’ at work. I don’t really support employee satisfaction surveys. I even think that the idea of ’employee engagement’ can go horribly wrong.

We come to work to work. And happiness is not what it’s all about. Success is more like it… but even that is often misconstrued. So I am surprised at how happy (sic) I am with these survey results. People are happy!

We even had one respondent write to us after competing the survey and say: “thanks for asking. It wasn’t until I actually had to think about it that I realised that I AM happy!”

I like that.

The press release can be found here.

The excellent analysis and report is here. (Well done Able and How consultants!)

Smile. It can’t hurt.

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