Why Your Business Needs Workplace Culture Consultants

Carly Cannings, Founder of The Happy Business School providing consultancy services.


The success of an organisation is highly dependent on the wellbeing and happiness of its employees. A people-centric culture allows employees to thrive, and consequently positively impacts the bottom line. One effective way to develop and maintain a people-first environment is to work with workplace culture consultants. In this blog, we’re going to explore the reasons why working with workplace culture consultants might be the key to your organisation’s success.

Improve Employee Engagement and Satisfaction

Workplace culture consultants are experts in assessing and understanding the needs of employees within an organisation. They can identify the factors that contribute to employee disengagement, dissatisfaction and high turnover rates. By implementing strategies suggested by consultants, businesses can improve employee engagement and satisfaction, leading to higher productivity, reduced absenteeism and increased loyalty.

Developing People-Centric Cultures

Creating people-centric cultures requires a thorough understanding of the factors that affect employee happiness and productivity. Workplace culture consultants can help organisations identify and address critical issues such as communication breakdowns, ineffective management styles, unhealthy workspaces and inadequate employee training. By addressing these issues, businesses can develop a people-first culture where everyone has the opportunity to flourish while feeling valued and supported.

Expanding Your Toolkit of Interpersonal and Leadership Skills

Effective leadership is essential in building a happy, high-performing workforce. Workplace culture consultants can share valuable insights into best practices and useful tools to help leaders manage their teams more effectively. By expanding your toolkit of interpersonal and leadership skills, informed by the consultants’ guidance, leaders can promote a positive working environment, address conflicts and encourage collaboration within the team.

Staying Current in the Age of Change

As the workplace evolves, organisations must stay current with the latest trends and research in order to maintain a supportive and engaging environment. Workplace consultants possess up-to-date knowledge of cutting-edge management practices, new technologies, and innovations in workplace design. By engaging their services, businesses can stay ahead of the curve in terms of creating and maintaining a modern work environment that meets employee expectations.

Objective Assessment of Your Workplace Culture

It can be challenging for businesses to evaluate their workplace culture objectively, particularly if they’ve grown accustomed to a particular working style or environment. Workplace culture consultants can provide an unbiased assessment of your work culture and identify any areas where improvements are needed. This external perspective can shed light on issues that internal employees may be hesitant to raise due to fear of repercussions or bias.

Working with Workplace Culture Consultants

Working with workplace culture consultants can greatly benefit your organisation by providing valuable insights, recommendations and support for cultivating a people-centric culture. They can help businesses improve employee engagement and satisfaction, develop strong leadership skills, stay up-to-date with workplace trends and advances and provide an objective evaluation of your work environment. By investing in the expertise of workplace culture consultants, your organisation will be well-equipped to nurture a culture where happy employees can genuinely thrive.

5 myths about happiness at work

Wrong. The absence of disease isn’t health and the absence of misery isn’t happiness. Just because we might do enough as leaders to not have our people crying at their desks doesn’t mean we are invested in their happiness. Just because an employees comes in every day, does a good job and leaves without complaining about anything doesn’t mean they are happy.

Wrong. It’s right that some some people are more naturally optimistic but, with practice, you can become happier. There is a wealth of science that shows, when we know how, we can train our brains to be more positive. Asking someone to write down three good things that have happened in the last 24 hours may appear glib but this is about training the brain to spot positive things. When we learn to look for things we see them more easily.

Wrong. In fact blind optimism is a bad thing. Who wants to be in a plane where the pilot never believes anything bad can happen so doesn’t bother doing all the safety checks (not me for sure!). Just like in the world of work we don’t want to fail to look out for the risks and dangers, we just don’t want to be overwhelmed by the fear of them.

Wrong. The science tells us that being happier at work makes us more productive, more resilient, more creative, more accurate, more analytical, less likely to take time off sick, leave or burnout. Who doesn’t want those benefits? Yes, what a great wellbeing initiative to be able to say we are interested and investing in your happiness but it goes much further than that. There are real business benefits to helping people increase their happiness.

This one is only a half myth. Yes, people need to be invested in working on their own happiness but as a leader it is for us to help them with that, to show them we value their happiness, to allow them time to work on it, to give them the tools they need to become happier at work. Importantly we need to help them understand why being happy at work is important. As a leader if you can show you are invested in your own happiness it will show your people they should invest in theirs too.

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