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.
Our next Chief Happiness Officer Academy is February 12-15 2019 in San Diego.
Here are 3 reasons why you should absolutely come to it:
- You get a deep dive into the science and practice of happiness at work.
- You get to meet, network and share ideas with other participants who are equally passionate about creating happier workplaces.
- This Academy will be especially epic, because we’re doing it at the international HQ of WD-40 Company – and they are one of the happiest and most successful companies we know.
Read all about the Academy and sign up here.
I sometimes hear this objection, when I give talks about happiness at work:
“Being happy at work is nice, but clearly not everyone can love their job. What about garbage men, for example?”
I hope this video can help fight that myth.
I had a blast giving the opening keynote at #hrTechFest in Sydney this morning. The audience was awesome – here’s some of the feedback I got:
“Best opening conference session I have ever been to.”
“Fantastic presentation – great way to kick the day off on a high.”
“Love your work. A big THANK YOU for getting us off to a strong and exciting start. You’ve set the bar high :)”
“What an amazing presentation.”
“Great presentation. And so many learnings to share with coworkers.”
Studies clearly show that a manager’s behavior has a huge influence on happiness at work. Good leaders motivate and energize their employees and create a level of happiness that make employees go the extra mile for the workplace and the customers. Bad managers on the other hand spread frustration and stress all around them.
This Leading with Happiness seminar is based on the newest research and knowledge about Happiness at Work. It will be inspiring and with useful tools. There is a constant shift between presentation, videos, reflection, dialog and exercises.
As a leader you will also get both the knowledge and tools you need to make your people happy at work. And it doesn’t take much. Happiness at work is not about raises, bonuses, perks and promotions – it comes from simple, effective actions that any leader ought to know and do.
When & where
Wednesday November 21st, 2018 from 9:00 – 16:00 in Copenhagen.
See the full agenda and sign uo here.
If you ever doubt the power of positive feedback and recognition, watch this short movie. It’s very funny and moving.
That feeling when you’re introduced and go on stage in front of a 1,000 people :)
Patricia took this pic at the CSCMP Edge conference in Nashville where I gave the closing keynote.
I’ll be speaking at Hong Kong’s first ever conference on happiness at work on October 23 arranged by our awesome partners at TGI Monday.
Join me and learn exactly how to make your company happier and more succesful and how to be happy at work yourself.
More information and tickets here.
I’ll be speaking at the HR Tech Fest conference in Sydney in October and in preparation, they have put together a great summary of our work headlined Workplace happiness is more powerful than you think. Read it and learn why happiness at work matters so much!