Creating contentment from Croesus to Cameron

Sutcliffe, Jeremy
June 2011
Workplace Learning & Skills Bulletin;Summer2011, Issue 12, p9
The article offers information on the happiness index calculated at the workplace. It suggests that governments must be active in designing policies for the employees and should be responsible for maximizing the sum of happiness for them. It presents the views of Lord Richard Layard, a Labour peer and economist, related to the necessity of happiness index at the workplace.


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