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The impact of not caring about workplace happiness

By Manju Manglani, Editor, Managing Partner

22 August 2014

Many law firms are waking up to the fact that, in the
post-recession world, workplace happiness is not a
nice-to-have but a must-have if they are to retain their best and brightest people. Of course, every person has a
different perspective on what happiness is, based on personal experience, cultural reference points and individual preferences.

For some, simply being left to get on with their work without interference or distractions is a source of great happiness;
for others, it is the day-to-day interactions with colleagues
which make them want to come into the office in the morning.
Research has also found that it is often the simplest of things (free healthy snacks, an ergonomic desk) which can make the difference between contentment and dissatisfaction - both of which are contagious.
So, how can managing partners tackle the difficult task of improving happiness throughout the workplace?

Clearly, ...

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