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Meet the 24 newest Chief Happiness Officers from our Academy

Meet the graduates from our 9th CHO Academy – 24 people from 16 countries came to Copenhagen for our intensive 3-day training in the theory and practice of happiness at work.

We had a fantastic time both in the training, on the site visit to IIH Nordic to study how they have created a happy organization with a 4-day work week and in the social activities around Copenhagen.

Íf you’re interested in learning all we know about happiness at work, the next Academy is in November in Copenhagen.

Here are some of our favorite photos from this Academy.

Announcing an extra CHO Academy, November 5-8 2019 in Copenhagen

Graduates from the 2018 Academy in Copenhagen

We are really excited for our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy this month. 25 participants from 16 countries are coming to Copenhagen to learn all the theory and practice of creating happy workplaces.

Amazingly, the Academy sold out over three months ago and even has long waiting list. So we have decided to add an extra Academy this year on November 5-8 in Copenhagen.

This is a great chance to come to one of the world’s happiest countries and learn all about happiness at work.

Read more about the Chief Happiness Officer Academy, see the full agenda and get your tickets here.

UPDATE: We just announced the November Academy and we already sold the first ticket :) Looks like these will be going fast too!

How to measure happiness at work – and how NOT TO

Most companies conduct regular job satisfaction surveys, but they often don’t work very well and fail to deliver tangible improvements to employees’ perception of their workplace. This leads to increased unhappiness among employees and from there to lower productivity and higher employee turnover.

In this video we cover:

  • Why you absolutely should measure happiness at work
  • Why traditional job satisfaction surveys often fail
  • Better ways to measure happiness at work – ie. more often, more relevant and more valuable
  • Share specific experiences from a company that tried it
  • A very brief introduction to Heartcount – a unique new tool for measuring happiness at work

Wall of win at IKEA

Last week I did a workshop on “Leading With Happiness” for all the managers at an IKEA warehouse in Copenhagen and I have to say that it was an absolute pleasure. Like any other company, IKEA is facing many challenges and changes but this international group of 40 managers were clearly completely on board with the whole idea of happiness at work.

And while I was there, I stumbled on their wall of win – an entire wall of positive customer feedback, naming specific IKEA employees who’ve gone above and beyond.

What a simple but great way to celebrate your employees’ good work.

Free webinar June 17: The best (and worst) ways to measure happiness at work + introducing Heartcount

Most companies conduct regular job satisfaction surveys, but they often don’t work very well and fail to deliver tangible improvements to employees’ perception of their workplace.

This leads to increased unhappiness among employees and from there to lower productivity and higher employee turnover.

In this free webinar we will cover:

  • Why traditional job satisfaction surveys often fail
  • Why you absolutely should measure happiness at work
  • Better ways to measure happiness at work – ie. more often, more relevant and more valuable
  • Share specific experiences from a company that tried it
  • A very brief introduction to Heartcount – a unique new tool for measuring happiness at work

The webinar is on June 17 from 1:00 pm-1:45 pm Copenhagen time and it’s of course free. Sign up here.

The 3 most important things bosses should learn from swing dancers

In dancing – just as in business – there are leaders and followers. But if you think this means that “The leader always leads and the follower does what they’re told” then you’re very wrong.

Miranda van Wonterghem is an international swing dance teacher and in this amazing talk from our International Conference On Happiness at Work,  she revealed the three main things business leaders should learn from dancers to create happier and more effective leadership – AND demonstrated it with dancing.