Showdown: Does happiness at work pay?

Showdown: Does happiness at work pay?

Does happiness at work improve business results?

Opinions differ, and so we’re arranging a showdown where two of Denmark’s leading experts will go mano a mano in front of an engaged audience.

The experts are:

  • Jan Kristensen, Director of Lean Leadership at Novo Nordisk
  • Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer at Woohoo inc.

Yes, that’s me. You get no points for guessing which side of the debate I’m on :o)

The event will be held in English.

Time:
Thursday November 28, 16:00-19:00

Place:
DARE2 Mansion, Vermundsgade 13-15, Copenhagen

Price:
Free!!! But we only have room for 100 participants, so sign up quickly.

Sign up:
Send an email to simon.grum@avenir.dk

8 thoughts on “Showdown: Does happiness at work pay?”

  1. Since I’m in the US, will this be recorded and a video be available to watch? I’d love to be able to see this.

  2. Part of the issue here is simply “What is happiness?” We all have different definitions. Some of us are happy in a cubicle, some people die if they aren’t in front of clients….

  3. An interesting approach, but I don’t think that it can be implemented in practice. Unless companies are focused on their main purpose, they cannot compete in the long term. If you shift the purpose to “producing happiness,” it becomes impossible to make rational decisions. One man’s happiness is often another man’s irritation. I don’t think that the ideas in the article are workable, although I enjoyed reading it.

  4. I’m UK based and can say that I honestly do think happiness is a key part of working and that it pays overall. If I wasn’t happy in my job I think that my performance would deteriorate as after all I wouldn’t want to be there.

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