A recent paper has demonstrated that companies with happy workers are worth than those with unhappy workers.
The 2.4-3.7% difference cited by the study doesn’t sound like much, but over the years that difference accumulates. If you invested £100 in a happy-worker company, you’d get between £180 and £240 more money back in 25 years time than if you’d invested in a sad-worker company. That’s about twice your original investment!
According to the original research paper, this implies:
- Happy workers result in happy investors
- An increased emphasis on looking after your people can increase the value of your company
- Investors need to pay more attention to human factors rather than just just financial ones