The challenges the world faces in the 21st century cannot be addressed with traditional policy and stiff leadership practices. The prevailing style of management is undergoing a transformation. The aim to choose and grow talent in a well-being society creates a big need for satisfied-, engaged and actively participating people, and similarly, in leadership, the human aspect became most important.
More and more capital is invested in smart and innovative people while the machines became a secondary aspect of business. There are a lot of different ways to improve an organization, or to create better and more functional organizational culture, or a society. Classical thinking encourages leaders to disconnect with the real world towards a spectator viewpoint, and it bases its definitions on key performance indicators (KPI). Tangible numbers, ratios, equations and reports are useful if they measure the right things; however, one should be aware that they are not a substitute for reality.
Another factor is that old style methods, such as outer motivation (bonuses and rewards) or fear and pressure, have been become increasingly obsolete-, out of fashion as well.
We need to start doing better things instead of doing things better!
The Human Quality Movement is inspired by the quality movement that started by the industrial society focusing on optimization of the production and processes. Since leaders realized that production and processes are built on human qualities, the focus shifted to human quality development. Happiness Consulting supports the Human Quality Movement in human, organizational, educational and governance areas with the view that the employees are not only human resources, but real-, free-, independent-, valuable beings.
Happiness Consulting helps leaders, organisations and societies transform from a system that uses command and control, threat and coercion, and as well as outer incentive programs to a state of using a systems thinking approach with human-centered design, responsible leadership, positive organizational culture and processes. This transformation increases the efficiency, the productivity and the ease of operation. By focusing on the human quality, an organisation or a society creates a vibrant environment in which people enjoy their intellectual and physical work, are happy, ambitious, engaged, highly loyal, authentic, self-motivated and self-directed. In such an environment, work becomes flow and play. Increased, in the same time more effortless performance also results in increased operational income and profit.