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Panel Discussion on Generating Business Success from Happiness @ Work : Views from People Leaders across Industry Segments
Chaired by: Member, Programme Committee


If happiness is the one thing that drives business excellence, Scandinavian countries like Norway, Denmark, Sweden or Finland that are rated as the nations with the most contented people in the world would have produced the best of the business success stories. Churning out a copy book style business excellence formula may be easier on paper but may not be that pragmatic in the real business world. Business excellence is an outcome of a successful combination of the right resources utilized at the right time, at the right context and in the right manner. Happy workers are definitely an integral part of this right mix. Unfortunately, industry world has so far turned a blind eye to this crucial success element. Only when it was realized that everything around us is VUCA, we started searching for alternate survival mantras. Look at the most successful organizations in the world. Has anyone ever seen the long, grim and somber faces of their dejected employees? They appear always to be joyful, cheerful and rejoicing. Excellent organizations always have the happiest of the people on earth. Happy workers are not born, they are created. Happiness is not just an end in itself, it is a means to that as well.



Business excellence is an outcome of a successful combination of the right resources utilized at the right time, at the right context and in the right manner. Let's explore ways and mean to make our work place a – La La Land, A Happy land!