The news below - that Google has a resident Chief Happiness Officer is brilliant - just imagine the fun you could have when people ask what you do for a living.
On a serious note, employees' happiness, well-being and engagement are high on the majority of organisation's priorities. Dedicating a senior leadership role to specifically nurturing a culture, that focuses on promoting a positive working environment and puts employees' happiness first makes sense to me. If I see the job of Chief Happiness Officer advertised, I may just be putting myself forward as a candidate!
How do leaders create a positive, inclusive and upbeat company culture? Being ahead of the curve, Google has had a resident Chief Happiness Officer (CHO), or “Jolly Good Fellow” as the role is officially known, for a number of years. The CHO is responsible for a range of staff happiness initiatives that can include company perks, such as free lunches, nap pods, and free gym memberships, as well as monitoring day-to-day company culture.