Category Archives: Happy At Work

How to be happy at work

I’ll be speaking in New Zealand

I’ll be speaking at this awesome event in New Zealand on March 24. Sadly, I don’t get to go there so I’ll be speaking remotely.

Olia Essina has invited a great group of New Zealand and international experts in team happiness to share their research, experience, and tools to change the work place happiness level.

DATE: 24 of March
TIME: 10 am to 2.30 pm NZ time.

Sign up right here – IT’S FREE.

How to build a successful startup (and a better country) with happiness

Mush Panjwani is on a mission to serve great coffee AND make his home country of Pakistan better. His company, Coffee Wagera, has 7 cafés around the country and is expanding rapidly but the coolest thing is how Mush does all of this with a focus on culture, happiness and positive impact.

Here are just a few of Mush’s pioneering ideas:

  • Inclusive hiring – All ages, all genders.
  • Empowering women – Snacks served in the stores are made and supplied by female home chefs.
  • Reducing waste.
  • Happiness trainings for all employees.

There is so much more. Watch this video and learn from a truly inspiring leader what it takes to build a business from the bottom up that is based on happiness and positive impact.

Also, check out this eid greeting from some of Wagera’s happy employees:

The Great Resignation is here – 4 tips for workplaces

According to research an unprecedented number of employees are planning to leave their jobs in the near future and companies are going to have to deal with this or face losing all of their best people.

In this video I share:

  • Why The Great Resignation is actually GOOD news
  • 3 mistakes companies must avoid
  • 4 tips that will help your organization safely through (or even come out ahead) in The Great Resignation

Quit for the climate

Global warming is an existential threat to all humanity and corporations emit the vast majority of manmade greenhouse gases.

If you currently work for a company that does not urgently strive to become carbon neutral in a very short time frame, you have two choices:

  1. Do everything you can to make that organization carbon neutral
  2. If they won’t, quit and go work for a company that will

It doesn’t matter if you’re the CEO or the receptionist, you have an ethical responsibility to not use your time and talents in the service of a workplace that is wrecking the planet.

If enough of us act on this, we can force more corporations to take the climate seriously, either by changing their behavior from the inside or by sapping them of critical employee talent.

You can change things – and at the very least you can make sure that your work days aren’t spent hurting our children’s futures.