Testing an Assumption: Are Happy Teams Really More Productive?

Testing an Assumption: Are Happy Teams Really More Productive?

“The driving force seems to be that happier workers use the time they have more effectively, increasing the pace at which they can work without sacrificing quality.”—Daniel Sgroi, British economist. We tend to take certain things for granted in the business field. For example, we once assumed—because we’ve seen it again and again—that successful entrepreneurs almost always fail before they succeed in a big way. But research published in the Harvard Business Review proved this a myth years ago. Indeed, previous failure does not determine future success. Some entrepreneurs succeed on their very first try, and those who’ve failed before succeed no more often than those who haven’t. But I’m happy to report that another “everyone knows” fact actually enjoys support from the research communit … [Read more...]