About

What is the Happy Profitable Employees Project?

The Happy Profitable Employees Project™ started when I became curious about what keeps people motivated and happy in the workplace. Following are a few observations:

  • Both employers and employees need to be profitable
  • Companies that adapt to employee preferences, like remote working and flexible work schedules, increase retention and attract talented people in a tight labor market
  • Employees, especially millennials, expect learning opportunities and leadership development
  • Applying agile methods to workforce development prepares employees for the future of work, helping them adapt to change

Through research and interviews, I figured out the best way to help organizations—and the people who build them—flourish while adapting to change.

The project is a series of blog posts, advice, workshops, guides, tools and templates. The Workforce Development Agility Model is designed to help organizations and workers collaborate on creating relevant workplaces.

This research builds upon the Agile Careerist Project™, which centered around the individual experience in the workplace.

Who Wouldn’t Want Happy Profitable Employees?

Future-proof for Relevance

Futureproof Your Relevance by Adapting to Change
We are surrounded by change: personal, economic, financial, business, and industry. Don’t ignore these important market signals.

Profits & Happiness

Prioritize Profits and Happiness as Central Workplace Drivers
Profits and happiness enable meaningful workforce relationships and productive workplaces.

Agility + Workforce Development

Apply Agility to Workforce Development
Attract and retain the best talent by cultivating individual careers in the workplace. Expand opportunities for creativity, growth, and happiness.
Employees can’t do it alone. Companies can’t do it alone.
Collaboration is at the heart of the Happy Profitable Employees Project.

Meet Marti

Marti Konstant is a workplace futurist and the best-selling author of Activate Your Agile Career. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is a former technology executive from Silicon Valley. She has been featured in media outlets such as NBC Chicago, Levo League, The Muse and has worked with companies like Samsung, Dow Jones and Apple. She is an investor in multiple technology companies and is an expert in applying agile principles to workforce development.

Check out Marti’s full press kit which includes links to her presentations, media coverage and podcasts here.

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Who Will Benefit?

Companies and the collection of professionals who keep businesses humming on a daily basis

Executive leadership
HR professionals
Talent acquisition
Culture development
Career development
Career coaches

Who work with...

Full-time employees
Freelancers
Entrepreneurs
Solopreneurs
Part-time workers
Consultants
Gig economy
Contingent Workforce
Contractors

The Workplace is Changing: Adapt or Die

The future of work requires fresh perspectives and agile transformation. Adapting and responding to relentless change is the new normal.

Organizations need to adjust and refresh their hiring and workforce development practices to attract and retain the best talent. This is the way to future-proof your workplace.

34%
Workforce participating in the freelance/gig economy.
Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk
33%
American workers describing themselves as engaged
Gallup
51%
Workers are looking to leave their current job
Gallup
41%
Millennials expect to be in their current job for two years or less
Gallup
59%
Employees would leave their profession if they could
CareerCast
35%
Workers report changing jobs within the past three years
Gallup