A recent article published by Harvard Business Review reinforces the importance of personal happiness with a career and how it relates to productivity.
After citing statistics from a Gallup poll showing that only 30% of the workforce is engaged in their jobs, and 5% are actively disengaged, the article’s author, Annie McKee, who is the founder of a leadership development firm, identifies the three most common factors in workplace engagement: A meaningful vision of the future; a sense of purpose; and great relationships.
The tie-in to franchising here is obvious. A franchise that has a company-wide vision of the future you can truly get behind will, in addition to providing you with a purpose, furnish you with a pre-laid out plan to success and great relationships with clients, fellow franchisees, vendors and the franchise leadership team. As part of a successful franchise system, you'll be a member of a team, yet your own boss and benefit directly from your personal success.