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Happiness & Humans – A day for People Leaders

For those of you who haven’t been following our relentless promotions on social media – we hosted our own conference this month all around happiness in the workplace. The event was called Happiness & Humans and included panel sessions and speakers with a wealth of insight into workplace culture, happiness and wellbeing. We were lucky […]

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Pets in the workplace: Pros & (a few) cons

As an animal lover, it’s alien to me that some people wouldn’t want to work alongside them. For some of us – leaving our pet(s) at home is a horrible way to start the day. Many find it genuinely traumatic! The non-pet-owners amongst you will undoubtedly be thinking that we need to get a grip, […]

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Winner of best Innovative Employee Engagement Tech

Last night we had the pleasure of attending the UK Employee Experience Awards at the Park Plaza London Riverbank Hotel.It was one of the better award ceremonies I’ve attended, and they made huge efforts to distance themselves from the normal, more corporate and stuffy ceremonies. In fact, they did such a good job that I’m […]

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The 4-day work week – Marketing myth or happiness catalyst?

I had the pleasure of hosting a roundtable with some customers and friends of The Happiness Index (THI) recently. We hotly debated the pros and cons of implementing a 4-day work week. I wanted to hear my industry peers’ thoughts on whether it can help to boost employee engagement, company culture and happiness… or if […]

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The first component of happiness: Mood

Are you in a mood today? It’s not easy to think about moods if you’re in a bad mood! So take a deep breath, take a sip of your Monday morning coffee and continue if you feel happier… Why Mood matters? Moods are short-term states of mind with a long-term effect on our overall well-being. […]

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How to apply Self-determination theory to boost workplace motivation

There’s always a lot of debate about different psychological studies here at The Happiness Index. Our team benefits from the knowledge and passion of several experienced psychologists – one of whom is the neurological psychologist, human performance coach and author Clive Hyland. With these bright minds on our side, it’s no surprise that we appreciate and […]

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The importance of stakeholder engagement

There’s a wealth of articles about employee engagement. I should know… I’ve probably written about 10% of them! But how often do you see anything on stakeholder engagement? We should be reading more about the importance of keeping everyone engaged, not just your staff and customers. Well worry not friends as this is your lucky […]

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International Women’s Day 2019 – How to ensure everyone is happy

“International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.” – United Nations Happy International Women’s Day everyone! This is a day to celebrate equality, […]

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Happiness series: What is happiness?

I’ve been selling happiness for a decade. It’s my business and my passion. As a marketer, I promote a product designed to make people happy. As a business psychologist, my product is knowledge and know-how. My studies involve happiness and wellness strategies that can create a happier workplace for you and all your people. Now, […]

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