I just finished First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. I'd heard about it for years, but I didn't actually pick up a copy until a smart friend told me to read it.
The authors did a study with the Gallup Organization to find a way, among other things, to measure strong workplaces, ones that would attract and retain the most productive employees.
They came up with a list of twelve questions, where, if employees answered "yes" and were happier in their workplaces, they tended to work in business units with higher levels of productivity, profit, retention, and customer satisfaction - which shows that there is a link between how employees feel and how they perform.
This is a good list to use if you're a manager who wants to create a happier and more productive work environment, or if you're a job seeker/holder who wants criteria by which to judge a workplace.
Also, if you're not happy at work, and you're trying to Identify the problem, take a lookRead More »from Twelve tips to create a happier (and more productive) workplace