The Melting Pot with Dominic Monkhouse

Nic Marks: Measuring the Population’s Happiness

Episode Summary

Today’s guest is Nic Marks, CEO and Founder of Friday, the company Nic set up to track employee happiness, in order to help businesses build a positive productive work culture. Key takeaways: Why Nic measures happiness How happiness is an indicator of how content people are The benefits of increasing happiness among the population of the UK The link between happiness and political affiliation Why Friday is the best day of the week to conduct a happiness survey 5 ways to increase happiness at work

Episode Notes

Today’s guest is Nic Marks, CEO and Founder of Friday, the company Nic set up to track employee happiness, in order to help businesses build a more positive, productive work culture.

A statistician by trade but with a background as a therapist, Nic has a slightly weird speciality—happiness—having used it spending the last three decades creating a measure of people’s quality of life. Nic firmly believes that measuring happiness kick-starts a process which ultimately builds happiness.

In just over 6 years, Nic and the team at Friday have worked with more than 9,000 teams across 1,000 organisations, measuring and improving happiness at work. Happiness is a great proxy for quickly judging how things are in a team at a moment in time—if you’re happy at work things are likely to be going well, if you’re not happy, they’re not.

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