25 Aug 2015

The Happiness Industry: Will Davies

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 25 August 2015

The Happiness Industry

Will Davies.

Will Davies. Photo: Supplied.

British sociologist, political economist and author William Davies argues in his new book that employers are increasingly paying attention to happiness in the workplace as a means of keeping absenteeism down and productivity high.

He says there is now a whole industry devoted to measuring and modifying the mood of a workplace or customer base.

Will Davies discusses “The Happiness Industry” and whether we’re becoming a culture which only values optimism.

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