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Culture Transforms.

A strong corporate culture “can account for 20-30% of the differential in corporate performance when compared with culturally unremarkable’ competitors,” says James L. Heskett in his book, The Culture Cycle.

Corporate Culture highlights an organization’s successes, adds lustre to its brand, produces an image that customers and other stakeholders relate to, impacts productivity and business results & produces a shared value system that influences behaviour at the workplace.

We at Happiest Minds have successfully undertaken initiatives that have enhanced our culture.

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…and…Great Cultures translate into Great Workplaces.

We find that these initiatives have translated into our finding ourselves in theTOP 100 Best Companies to Work for in a Great Place to Work® (GPTW) Institute and The Economic Times study.(http://www.happiestminds.com/press-releases/happiest-minds-is-in-indias-top-100-best-companies-to-work-for-list/)

Covering almost 800 companies and an overall number of 155,119 people reviewed, it is a proud moment for us to be in the TOP 100.

In all the five anchors of the Trust Index® – Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, Camaraderie and the overriding GPTW statement, we are on par or way ahead of the average of these companies.

Let us continue to march on in our journey of Happiest People . Happiest Customers.


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Expression of Gratitude

We as a Company and as a Community believe that being grateful for the many things we have received increases our set point for happiness.

But how many times do we express Gratitude?

Research has also validated this – a 2005 study by Martin Seligman (Seligman, Martin E. P., Steen, Tracy A., Park, Nansook and Peterson, Christopher (2005). Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Validation of Interventions) found that gratitude is one of the greatest contributing factors to overall happiness. 

A group of researchers from the YouTube Science Channel ‘Soul Pancake’ wanted to test this for themselves. They conducted an experiment with people who were asked to choose the ‘one person who had the greatest effect on their lives’. They were then asked to write down the reasons why they chose this one person….and then, pick up the phone and call that person to read to them what they wrote.

There were 2 interesting outcomes:

  • Those who took the time to write but didn’t call, saw happiness increase 2 – 4%
  • Those who wrote and called to express gratitude, saw happiness increase 4 – 19%

You can see this for yourself at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oHv6vTKD6lg

As we come to the end of a work-week, isn’t it time, then, for us to express our gratitude to those who have impacted our lives – in person or through a call or email?

We will be enhancing our happiness and enabling others’ happiness as well.

Let us make that time….