Why Self-Actualized Companies Achieve Higher Employee Satisfaction
In my ideal company, all employees are ethical hedonists.
Hang on. I’m not advocating a Monday-through-Friday workplace bacchanal.
Under the classic definition of hedonism, satisfaction and happiness result from maximizing pleasure, minimizing pain, being collaboratively productive and deeply connecting with a purpose and with your community (in a business-appropriate fashion, of course), with the end result of shaping better people — and a better company.
Think of ethical hedonism as a form of self-actualization. In the workplace, self-actualization happens when individuals — in this case, employees — feel…