I participated in the Hyper Island Way course last week and shared a video of one of our final Feedback sessions on our Instagram. It was by far the best performing post in a long time, receiving lot’s of love from alumni, students, and collaborators. It seems that no matter how long ago they participated in the course, they still shared powerful memories around the experience. But why is that?
My sister turned 18 a few weeks ago. As I couldn’t be there in person, I wanted to write her a nice card. After some reflection, a few heavy gulps and maybe – just maybe – a tiny tear, I produced a pretty decent card plus the following:
“As both you and I adore David Bowie, I want to give you a taste of the future, based on Bowie songs.
I’ve been writing a lot about my negative experiences on the job market – the tiring process of applying for jobs, inefficient recruitment processes, being unhappy with the corporate world in general. However, as I’ve worked extremely hard to change this (and have been successful), I thought it was about time for a positive post on work work work.
I started working at Hyper Island in Stockholm this January. And what can I say – I’m in my happy place there. But why is that? What makes me (and probably most other employees) happy at a workplace? There are many articles and research on this – usually touching upon the obvious: salary, decent leadership, fulfilment – but is there more to the story? I sure think so.