Happiness loves company

  • Simon Burnett


This chapter concerns the second historical shock that contributed to the formation of the modern cultural circuits of happiness: its twentieth-century assimilation with organizational practice, whereby a widespread humanistic belief prevalent in management thinking from this period is that: being happy and productive at work are necessarily connected. This is central to the circulation of the Happiness Agenda as it facilitates its operation at the meso-organizational level of society, bridging between more abstracted macro-philosophical theory and political policy and micro-personal interpretation and enactments.


Human Resource Management Emotional Intelligence Scientific Management Human Relation Landing Gear 
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© Simon Burnett 2012

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