German information technology company Nutzwerk has come up with a policy requiring its employees to be happy. Part of its standard employment contract is a clause that states employees are prevented from whining and moaning within office premises. Employees can be fired if caught complaining while on the job.
Officers of Nutzwerk claim that negative energy and moods adversely affect productivity, and hence the requirement for employees to be happy–or at least show they are. Staff agree, in that having a positive outlook even in the face of adversity is helpful for overcoming challenges.
The company has even gone to the extent of setting up cameras in its office premises, but true to the promise of always being happy, no employee has complained about this, which may otherwise have been considered a breach of privacy.