Fri., September 21, 2012 7:40am (EDT)

WORKING: Happy Workplaces
By Joshua Stewart
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Brandon Smith explains a lesson about workplace happiness we can learn from Iceland and offers a few simple suggestions for improving our happiness on the job. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/lokner/4164251472/>Michael Lokner via Flickr</a>.)
Brandon Smith explains a lesson about workplace happiness we can learn from Iceland and offers a few simple suggestions for improving our happiness on the job. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)
The old saying goes, “Work is work. It isn’t supposed to be fun.” But can it be happy?

Inc. magazine contributor Geoffrey James recently suggested our workplaces can in fact be happy, and he pointed to Iceland – a reportedly happy place – for lessons for us.

Our Working guy Brandon Smith talks about a few simple ways we can make our workplaces happier.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.