I’ve often said that morale is a massively underestimated factor in a lot of workplaces. After all, a happy workforce is a productive workforce, and they're far less likely to steal things from the stationery cupboard.
There are no such concerns aboard the SS Cook, however, as a UBS Evidence Lab poll indicates that Apple employees are happy as Larry. Or, to be more precise: happy as Tim.
UBS polled employees across a number of tech firms, including Apple, EMC, NetApp, Cognizant, Accenture, HP and IBM, with the latter two falling below the industry average. Eek.
Employees were asked to rate business outlook, culture, values, management, and their particular company’s CEO, and Apple came top of Every Single Category.
Some have criticised Tim Cook for failing to move out of Steve Jobs’ shadow and truly create his own legacy, but clearly Apple employees aren’t concerned.
The mood at Apple will inevitably have been bolstered by incredibly strong iPhone 6 sales throughout 2014, and perhaps the imminent launch of the Apple Watch, the first proper new Apple product for a good long while.
Impressively (ahem), IBM managed to come last in each category, and while Meg Whitman’s arrival at HP saw a bump in confidence, employees aren’t hugely optimistic about the future.