Category Archives: Conference

10 steps to build a strategy for happiness

If you want to build a happy workplace, you have to take happiness seriously – paradoxical as that may sound. You must make sure to include happiness in every aspect of the company.

In this presentation from our latest Conference on Happiness At Work, I share 10 ways that some of the world’s best and most successful workplaces have built happiness into their DNA by making it one of their top strategic priorities, including things like:

  • Hire for happiness
  • Appoint a CHO (Chief Happiness Officer)
  • Plan for happiness
  • Measure and promote happiness – not satisfaction
  • Promote and train managers for happiness

Our next  conference is in May in Copenhagen. See the full program and get your tickets here.

We just announced our 10th conference on happiness at work – Early bird rate available until February 28

We are incredibly proud to announce the program for our 10th conference on happiness at work – this jubilee edition is bigger and better than ever.

We have 15 amazing speakers from 12 countries to explain the theory and practice of happiness at work.

Check out the program and get your tickets here – early bird tickets are available until February 28.

Science: Happiness at work is good for employees AND the bottom line

There has never been a stronger focus on happiness at work in organizations all over the world than there is right now.

And this is no wonder: Happy workplaces are more profitable and innovative, attract the best employees and have lower absenteeism and employee turnover rates. Simply put, happy companies make more money.

Also, happiness at work is great for employees making them more successful, healthier and happier in private life as well.

But why exactly is that and what trends are driving so many workplaces to take happiness seriously?

At our 2018 Happiness at Work Conference I gave talk on that question and you can watch the whole thing here and get all the ammunition you need to make the case for happiness in your workplace.

How WD-40 built a billion-dollar business with happiness

In this AMAZING speech from our International Conference on Happiness at Work, CEO Garry Ridge gives you a look “under the hood” of one of the world’s most recognized brands, WD-40 Company,  where 98% of employees say they “love to work.” This high engagement has resulted in a company that has doubled in revenue in the last decade, and is on a trajectory to double again in the next.

Garry shares his “learning moments” from his journey to transform the company’s culture, beginning in 1997. Lessons and principles covered include:

  • The personal journey of every servant leader, and why that philosophy is critical
  • The emotional connection of a greater purpose that creates high engagement
  • How to carefully and consciously choose values that will be embedded in all aspects of leadership and employee development
  • The difference between a “team” and a “tribe”, and why WD-40 Company strove to create a cohesive tribe that spans 15 countries where employees work
  • How company performance results are directly connected to its focus on people

Watch the whole thing – it’s phenomenal!

Here’s my personal favorite quote from his speech:

Leaders are champions of hope. Life is a gift. Let’s not send it back unwrapped. We have only time, talent, treasure, and technology to deal with, and none of them are abundant. So it’s our job as leaders to help people focus on the things that really matter and to take that hope to a real result.

 

Announcing the Woohoo Inc Fellowship essay contest

Are you passionate about creating happier workplaces?

We are offering two students the chance to attend our International Conference on Happiness at Work in Copenhagen in May free of charge.

All you have to do is write an essay and post it to LinkedIn or your own blog/website and then send us an email with a link to the essay.

The essay should be 500-1,000 words long and answer the following question: How can happiness at work help workplaces attract and engage young employees?

The contest is open to any student currently studying management, human resources, organizational psychology, or a related field at a university or business school. The deadline is April 27.

Learn how compassion at work boosts happiness and results

We already had a great program for our big International Conference on Happiness at Work in May – and it just got even better :)

The latest addition to the program is a talk by Vibeke Lunding-Gregersen and Henrik Tingleff about corporate compassion.

Compassion is an exceptional ability that made homo sapiens victorious in the great evolutionary race and its role in present day life is backed by solid scientific data. Learn how compassion directly increases happiness, health, well-being, performance and relationships as well as a few examples on, how to work with compassion in everyday life.

See the full program and get your tickets here.