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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    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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    May 20, 2021

    How to scale while keeping your company culture intact

    Many companies are looking to scale up as they emerge from the COVID pandemic. Yet, one of the biggest concerns they have is being able to scale with their culture intact. It’s entirely possible with a team-first focus, rather than a top-down approach.

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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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    June 11, 2021

    The Future of Employee Engagement: The Case for The Happiness KPI™

    Employee engagement is a stagnant idea. And while “How have you felt at work this week?” may feel like an awkward question to ask employees, talking about people’s emotional experience of work — their happiness — and measuring it in the workplace can lead to improved team morale, greater resilience, more innovation and greater productivity.

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    April 29, 2021

    Boredom is a job killer and why we need an “interest” stimulus

    Boredom is not only a joy killer. It’s a job killer. But when we think about why people leave jobs, we often focus on stress, not boredom. Here’s why we need an ‘interest’ stimulus.

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