Friday, 5 November 2010

The Happy Manifesto: 9 Steps to a Great Workplace

The latest draft (beta 1.6) of the Happy Manifesto can be downloaded from here. Here is the manifesto, the key 9 points:

1. Trust Your People
Step out of approval. Instead pre-approve and focus on supporting your people.

2. Make Your People Feel Good
Make this the focus of management

3. Give Freedom within Clear Guidelines
People want to know what is expected of them. But they want freedom to find the best way to achieve their goals..

4. Be Open and Transparent
More information means more people can take responsibility

5. Recruit for Attitude, Train for Skill

6. Celebrate Mistakes
Create a truly no-blame culture

7. Community: Create Mutual Benefit
Have a positive impact on the world and build your organisation too

8. Love Work, Get a Life
The world, and your job, needs you well rested, well nourished and well supported.

9. Select Managers Who are Good at Managing
Make sure your people are supported by somebody who is good at doing that, and find other routes for those whose strengths are elsewhere. Even better, allow people to choose their managers.

Thoughts, comments, feedback, additional suggestions welcome.

1 comment:

Balal said...

Beautiful post!