1. Don't just watch what people do, watch the way they do it.
Look to see whether professional and personal values are congruent. Don’t just look at what is delivered, see how it is delivered.
2. Check their reaction to stress
Those who are happy are more able to react positively to stress or impulsive management.
3. Look at the levels of optimism in team meetings
When there is belief that things will work out, people usually make sure they do.
4. Make room for difference
It may be a cliché but everyone is different - and those who can view others positively and welcome the differences are usually happier in themselves.
5. Allow people to be comfortable with failure
When people are happy, they are more willing to try new, different or better ways of doing things - and are confident enough to fail.
6. Let people hear their critics
It takes an established level of happiness and self-confidence to request feedback, to listen to it and to consider whether to act upon it.
7. See the person, not just the employee
Taking the time to acknowledge people is vital to creating a happy workforce.
8. Consider whether your staff are friends or colleagues
Those with friends at work tend to be happier, more engaged and better performers.
9. Employ inspiring people
Teams who believe they have inspiring people tend to feel like they are a force for good, and their members are often more happy.
10. Work out your smile per hour ratio
Register the number of smiles you see in every hour. Or are you too busy to notice?