JOYFULNESS IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS
The results of many studies have shown that happy employees are more engaged, productive and apart from a willingness to go the extra mile, they also contribute more to success and profitability.
As a #differencemaker and business leader, you have an opportunity to create conditions for happiness in your business. Apart from it being the right thing to do, it will also have an impact on your business’s performance.
Research done by Kansas State University and the University of California shows that creating conditions of happiness has a positive impact on decision-making and performance. The studies also show that when your employees are joyful, they work harder towards goals and continuously develop their competencies and skills.
In this month’s cover profile, Vincent Motholo recounts how he made being joyful and happy part of his life motto. His motto is ‘Joy names me by name’. He says it comes from a realisation that there is beauty in the world – as much beauty as there is misery. When you realise joy is part of everything, it makes it easier to be alive, to be a part of life. He is motivated by the idea that he can be a #differencemaker in the world and works daily towards his goal of making it a better place. For him, the ability to see other people achieve their goals and dreams motivates him to inspire others. Read his inspirational story on page 10.
We are also excited to announce our 2021 Top 35-under-35 finalists and introduce them to you. They are exceptional and we will continue to share their stories with you on how they develop, influence and lead.
Let us all aim to create an environment of positivity and happiness. This will not prevent problems, but it may reduce the number of problems you face because you will have a team that will give their best to you and the business. It may also make your business more resilient – because when people are joyful and content they are able to solve issues and help you overcome challenges.
Editor: Accountancy SA