Happiness is
a serious business.

One of the greatest things about modern society is our increasing acceptance of talking about our emotions. Here's my insights to measuring happiness at a systemic level.

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    September 16, 2021

    How Leaders Can Help Their Staff During Uncertain Times

    Since the arrival of COVID-19 in March 2020, we have learned to live with varying levels of restrictions and the ongoing arrival of new threats and disruptions. Now, with the end of the pandemic feeling so close yet so far, many feel trapped by uncertainty. We want to make plans, and we want to move on. Yet, unknowns can be psychologically disturbing, and frustration is a sure-fire way to kill creativity. Research shows that happier teams are more productive. So, what can you do to support your team through this time of continued disruption?

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    August 5, 2021

    Leading your team through the ‘Pingdemic’

    Times of uncertainty and disruption impact employee happiness. And, while the future is always uncertain, the more we become aware of uncertainty, especially if laden with negative outcomes, the more threatened we feel. So, what can we do to help our teams through this continued period of disruption?

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    July 2, 2021

    The Science of Happiness: Connecting – Why Relationships at Work Matter

    I’m always talking about the science of happiness and how it can make our work lives better. In this series on The Five Ways to Happiness at Work, I sit down with my dear friend and colleague Dr. Jody Aked. With the help of Friday Pulse, we’ll be diving into each of The Five Ways. With Connect being the most important component, we talk about how teams can create real friendships in the workplace.

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    August 19, 2021

    The Science of Happiness: Fairness and Acting Humanely

    In my new series on The Science of Happiness, I’m exploring The Five Ways to Happiness at Work with my co-creator Dr. Jody Aked. Be Fair is the second of The Five Ways and sets the foundation for a successful wellbeing plan. This interview with Friday Pulse shows us why.

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    July 23, 2021

    On the Record: Why Employees Need a Voice

    For real change to happen, we need good feedback. But anonymous responses can only get you so far. Here’s a look at why you should seek to build a psychologically safe space to foster a true employee voice.

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    June 17, 2021

    Why asking your people about returning after they’ve come back to the office makes the most sense for everyone

    Every company that went remote during the pandemic has to grapple with returning to the office. However, asking your people to make a long-term decision about going back before they’ve actually set foot in the office is bound to produce skewed results. Here’s how you can get to know how your people really feel.

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