Hapkey's CEO, Marcus Castenfors, had the pleasure of interviewing Henrik Kniberg this week. The chat was recorded and is filled with useful tools and approaches to increasing the happiness within teams and organizations. Enjoy!
Henrik Kniberg is a consultant at Crisp in Stockholm. He does Minecraft gameplay design, development and team coaching at Mojang, and has previously worked at Lego and Spotify.
Henrik enjoys helping companies succeed with both the technical and human sides of product development using agile and lean principles, as described in his popular books ”Scrum and XP from the Trenches” and ”Kanban and Scrum, making the most of both” and ”Lean from the Trenches”, as well as his viral videos ”Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell” and ”Spotify Engineering Culture”.
Henrik is also engaged in climate change, he created the video Friendly Guide to Climate Change and cofounded GoClimate.com.
What did you take away from the chat?
Discussing an issue makes people feel more confident about finding a solution.
Each organization is unique, and its culture is cultivated in every single interaction between employees.
There is no such thing as private and professional happiness. There is just one universal happiness formed by multiple parts.
There's no secret that in order to have high-performing teams, all members need to be happy.
To be successful in business, you need more than talented people on your team.
More than often, leaders are being perceived only for their management skills.
As a general rule, people don't usually like showing off their vulnerabilities
Does happiness have to end when the workday begins?
We went looking for answers. This is what we discovered.
Recently, a study that started in 2011 presented an actual scientific link between high-performance teams and the level of happiness of their members.
Sadly, on average, people tend not to be very fond of their jobs. They see their work as a necessity but not as something enjoyable.
Management has no idea that their employees are unhappy and are ready to abort the ship
People have become more acutely aware that we need to have a digital way of working relating to HR.
Always follow up with your employees to understand their situations and problems that they might face.
Rather than focusing on engagement, concentrate on happiness.
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