Be Happy: It’s Good For You And Your Firm

Ad people have plenty of reasons to be happy at work, but many are not happy. Many ad grunts are overworked and underappreciated. Some are too sensitive for a business filled with daily rejections. Others feel they’re wasting their talent on advertising.
Positive Sharing, which brings us the lovely graph displayed above, also addresses the question of employee happiness with a quote from Honda founder, Soichiro Honda:

Each individual should work for himself. People will not sacrifice themselves for the company. They come to work at the company to enjoy themselves.

Wow. That’s elevated thinking.
How many of you feel you’re working for yourself?
How many of you come to work each morning intent on enjoying your day?

About David Burn

Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • Robert Rosenthal

    Great question. When we renamed our direct marketing shop Mothers of Invention earlier this year, we decided to do everything possible to work with awesome clients, and repel bad ones. As a result, the air over here has definitely become less toxic.