JoAnna Brandi Shares “12 Ways to Make Your Workplace a Happy Place,” and Opens Employee Happiness Poll, for International Happiness Day on 3/20

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Happiness in the workplace is a serious subject for business leaders who understand its far-reaching impact on profits and employee well-being. "Return on Happiness" expert JoAnna Brandi shares tips, and opens a poll on this powerful emotion, which will be recognized worldwide on International Happiness Day, on March 20, 2016.

If business leaders are not doing something to deliberately create more happiness in the workplace, then they're leaving money on the table, and could actually be negatively impacting families and communities.

International Happiness Day is on Sunday, March 20 this year. According to Chief Inspiration Officer JoAnna Brandi, who just celebrated her 26th anniversary teaching business leaders about “the profitable power of workplace positivity,” this is the perfect time for organizations to take a serious look at the relationship between the happiness of their employees and customers, and company profits.

Says Brandi, “International Happiness Day was created by the United Nations in 2012, in recognition of how vital the emotion of happiness is for the well-being of people everywhere. They acknowledge that happiness is much more important than any material goods, referring to it as a ‘fundamental human goal.’

“There is an ever-growing body of evidence supporting the fact that when people are happy at work, where they spend the bulk of their waking hours, they are healthier, more creative, and more productive. Ultimately, happy employees make for happy, loyal customers - and that can have a profound positive effect on a company’s bottom line.”

"12 Ways to Make Your Workplace a Happy Place," is a no-cost, evidence-based advisory that Brandi created to introduce business leaders to the benefits of creating an environment where employees feel happy and are engaged in their work. It is also a resource for business leaders who are familiar with this management approach.

According to Brandi, there are benefits of workplace happiness that reach beyond the bottom line. The author of books on customer loyalty, and training programs on positive leadership, has always been a proponent of the idea that an employee’s well-being - or lack thereof - spills over into every other area of life.

She explains, “I teach business leaders how, just by making small, consistent, deliberate efforts to create a nourishing culture, they can actually energize their employees. Each employee, in turn, can then go home and be a happier, healthier, and more conscious spouse, parent, friend, volunteer, etc.

"Emotions are contagious, and sending employees home feeling good about their day’s work spreads positive emotions far out into their communities. How’s that for an amazing leadership legacy?”

To encourage leaders and employees to start thinking seriously about what would make them genuinely happy at work, Brandi has just opened an online poll, "What Makes You Happy at Work?" She encourages people to share the link to the poll with both colleagues and employees, and plans to announce the results in her upcoming Tips*.

Brandi says, “At companies where happiness and well-being are a priority there is an ‘ROH’ – a Return on Happiness - that comes from increased productivity, creativity and loyalty. If business leaders are not doing something to deliberately create more happiness - more positive emotion - in the workplace, then by default, they're leaving money on the table, and could actually be negatively impacting families and communities.”

To contact Brandi, send her an email at JoAnna(at)ReturnOnHappiness(dot)com, or call her office at (561) 279-0027.

*Brandi will be sharing the results of her Workplace Happiness Poll in upcoming editions of her email newsletter, "Keep 'em Happy," in which she offers ideas and insights for creating a positive customer caring culture. Sign up for her emails by visiting Just for signing up, receive her no-cost special report, “The 9 Secrets of Customer-Focused, Positive Leadership."

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