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Why You Should Care That Your Employees Are Happy (Beyond the Fact That it Makes You a Better Person)

Research backs it up: When people are happy, they tend to work better, stay at their jobs, and produce higher quality results than their unhappy counterparts. And this leads to even more tangible benefits for employers: One study found that across companies in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” revenue increased by 22% on average over the course of a year.

But what’s the secret to boosting happiness among your team? After all, research also tells us that it isn't necessarily about the job; if two people have the same role, one might be delighted with it and the other might be aching for a career change.

Turns out, it's about subtle shifts in management style—like helping employees see the meaning in their work and give them some autonomy in the way they complete tasks—that just take a little time and attention. Want to learn more? Check out this infographic for more ideas on boosting engagement (and the rewards you’ll sow if you do).

Infographic courtesy of Photo of happy workers courtesy of Shutterstock.