Hygge, the art of enjoying everyday life attributed with making the Danes the happiest nation, has officially become a thing in the UK. Not only has the word (pronounced ‘hoo-ga’) recently made it into the Collins English Dictionary – defined as the practice of creating cosy and congenial environments that promote emotional wellbeing – but there are no less than nine new books about how to live Hygge being launched this Christmas. The good news for employers is that happy employees are not only more helpful, engaged and motivated, but also more creative, calmer and less likely to call in sick. So with all the interest in Hygge this winter, why not use the concept to spread a little happiness and wellbeing across your workforce? To help, here’s our guide to introducing five key principles of Hygge to your workplace.
09 December 2016