Happiness at work may seem like a novel concept. Traditionally, companies have not always made office morale and employee wellbeing a high priority. But as recent studies have shown, keeping a happy workforce can have a positive impact on a company’s overall performance, and even increase revenues. Since a majority of us spend most of our week working, finding happiness at work can be essential to maintaining a positive outlook in life.
Recently, CareerBliss, an online resource devoted to helping you find happiness in your career, released its annual list of the 50 Happiest Companies in America. The results are based on thousands of independent employee-submitted reviews, with factors ranging from work-life balance to compensation to work environment. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has topped the list for two years running. And this year, two federally run institutions, NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense, came in second and third.