“Taking job satisfaction measures…is a hard-minded thing to do” says Prof. Andrew Oswald…

…in today’s www.ft.com/bized-video. In the same piece, Prof. Jane Dutton says “never underestimate the value of relationships…the more you build conditions for people to build high quality connections, the more you increase happiness”. And before you feel that all this is a bit wet , there appears to be gathering evidence that happiness is good for the bottom line. Who’s surprised? But when will we see “number of high quality connections”, achieved against budget, in a Board Report? In some organisations, pigs will fly. In others, the penny has dropped.

Ciaran Fenton

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One thought on ““Taking job satisfaction measures…is a hard-minded thing to do” says Prof. Andrew Oswald…

  1. My sense is that agility necessitates better networks so that

    1. enterprises have better intelligence on environmental changes and consequently more time respond
    2. capabilities of a network are used to address opportunities more quickly then a single enterprise could

    So what ….. a growing premium will be put on building and managing networks. Linking back to your article, I sense that some people really like building relationship others hate it ….. I suspect that some of the latter would be good targets for you – I am sure that in that group here are people who need coaching to get their confidence up etc.

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