Why we shouldn’t be trying to make people happy at work all of the time

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A quick scan of recent media highlights an entire industry exists around workplace happiness. Being a corporate happiness expert is now a job title.

As part of this effort, billions of dollars are spent annually on workplace design. We are inundated with images of workplaces with brightly coloured lounge spaces, nap pods and collaboration zones with coffee grinders and free wholefoods for staff. Mouse pads and walls in meeting areas are plastered with affirmations and reminders of utopian corporate visions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2015


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