Philosophy

Optimizing For Happiness (O4H) is a work-life philosophy developed by the people behind Mobile Jazz. At its core, there’s just one very basic concept: prioritizing happiness over financial gain.

At Mobile Jazz we always say, we’re “optimizing our business goals for happiness, instead of profit”. Be it your personal happiness as a freelancer, the joy of your clients when you deliver their product, or every employee’s happiness in a team, O4H works.

What we learned over many years of experimentation and refinement, is that once you have a happy team that produces great work and happy clients that appreciate your effort, the money will follow automatically, and is nothing you need to worry about any longer.

HAPPY PEOPLE ARE MORE CREATIVE.

HAPPY PEOPLE ARE MORE CREATIVE.

The business landscape, technologies and markets are changing faster than ever. Innovation and creativity have become key to succeeding in such a fast-paced world. The less people have to worry about, the more mental energy they have to dedicate to creativity and the production of better results.

HAPPY PEOPLE ARE MORE CREATIVE.

HAPPY PEOPLE ARE MORE PRODUCTIVE.

HAPPY PEOPLE ARE MORE PRODUCTIVE.

Not only are happy people more creative, but they also have less reasons to get side-tracked by Facebook, YouTube and other forms of modern distraction. Treating your team like valued business partners, instead of just employees who execute mundane tasks, is vital. Once you do this, you will see a significant increase in their levels of productivity, focus, drive and commitment to your business.

HAPPY PEOPLE ARE MORE PRODUCTIVE.

Happy people solve problems, instead of creating them.

Happy people solve problems, instead of creating them.

While no one deliberately wants to create problems, it’s a fact that neglecting issues and not solving them right away may cause much bigger and potentially irreversible problems further down the line. Not only will this bring damage to the company, but also, people might get fired as a consequence. Dealing with the aftermath ain’t easy. It’s not only difficult to find and hire new talent, but bringing them up to speed is slow and expensive. Needless to say, firing people always comes with a bad aftertaste and might jeopardize the team spirit.

Happy people, on the other hand have a strong interest in maintaining a healthy work environment and an excellent company reputation through being proactive and tackling problems as soon as they occur.

Happy people solve problems, instead of creating them.

Happy people create successful and long-lasting business relationships.

Happy people create successful and long-lasting business relationships.

You could be the best at what you do, but in the end still seem like a boring machine to your clients. In the end, business is all about the people involved and the relationships that have been built. Our clients enjoy working with proactive and happy people, that are full of energy. We’re constantly being told how different and refreshing we are from other companies they’ve worked with before. It is important to bring a little bit of the human side to the business.

Happy people create successful and long-lasting business relationships.

Happy people attract other successful people.

Happy people attract other successful people.

We hire some of the best in the field because O4H values and nurtures each individual person.

Our employees might get constant offers from Facebook, Google and other big names in the market. We cannot match the prestige or the high salaries these companies offer, however, in the end people decide to stay with us, simply because we can provide a work-life balance and flexibility that other companies cannot provide.

Happy people attract other successful people.

Happy people reduce costs and increase revenue

Happy people reduce costs and increase revenue

Happy people have less stress and are less prone to getting sick. While employees should definitely take their time off to get better, taking sick leave does create all kinds of headaches, both literal and figurative. This applies especially to co-workers and clients. The less people get sick, the smoother the business runs. Ultimately this will save you money that can be reinvested in making your company even more awesome!

On top of this, happy people will be more engaged and will genuinely care about your business. It is exactly these kinds of people who will come up with new ideas to increase productivity. This will, in return generate more revenue, which will benefit the entire team, and your business as a whole.

Happy people reduce costs and increase revenue

IT’S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE.

In the end O4H is all about the people you work with and work for. Working in an environment that gives you joy and happiness is by far more important than working on or for something that makes you just rich.

Make people happy and the money will follow.

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