The real secret to worker happiness and boosting the bottom line isn't offering perks such as a company cafeteria, but having an "enterprising culture" where creativity and intelligence is nurtured and valued, says Mark Murphy, author of "Hiring for Attitude." Employees want a workplace that doesn't "irritate" them and "where if they have a really good idea, the boss is going to recognize it, even if it upsets 20 years of doing things a certain way," he says.

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