Matt Phelan Unveils His New Book 'The Happiness Index'

Matt Phelan and The Happiness Index are excited for you to read the latest book from our resident author, TEDx speaker and Co-Founder. The title “The Happiness Index” might not be so original, but the content is - featuring data from over 100 countries and 2 million human beings.

Matt Phelan holding his new book, The Happiness Index: Why today's employee emotions equal tomorrow's business success.

TEDx speaker and Co-Founder of The Happiness Index Matt Phelan unveils his new book 'The Happiness Index': A ground-breaking overview of how emotions impact business performance.


Following on from the success of Matt’s first book, Freedom to be Happy, comes a new and exciting book about employee engagement and happiness. In the book, The Happiness Index: Why Today’s Employee Emotions Equal Tomorrow’s Business Success, Matt explains that “engagement” is what our brains need, and “happiness” is what our hearts need. Plus he explains what we need to thrive and succeed in work and life.

As well as our robust, original data, the book delves into interviews with subject matter experts around the globe and cutting-edge academic research. Plus, case studies from recognisable brands to bring it all to life.


This book is down to the hard work of so many people, I’ve just been entrusted to tell the story. The data nerd in me has loved spending so much time geeking out about all these fascinating details and moulding them into a format that can really help people understand how important happiness and engagement are. The book is full of practical lessons applicable to any organisation that will help both individuals and groups succeed.


- Matt Phelan


Published by Wiley, the book is now available to buy in hardback as well as Kindle formats. Available on Amazon and in all good bookshops!



About Matt Phelan

I’m a Dad, Founder, CEO, Board Advisor, Author, TEDx Speaker and Angel Investor. I’m a believer in not writing in the 3rd person and that the future of tech is human. If I am not with my family and friends I spend the majority of my time working on The Happiness Index’s Employee Engagement AND Happiness Platform. We co-founded The Happiness Index to try and positively shape the future of work in a small but important way. A proud geek and supporter of decent people.


About The Happiness Index

The Happiness Index helps organisations measure the key employee engagement AND happiness drivers to power their people strategy. Our unique platform offers the products, insights and tools to shine a light on your cultural health and empower management to drive thriving cultures. Our neuroscience-based pre-built surveys measure the full employee experience. By measuring the heart and brain of your organisation, we help you understand how employees think, feel and behave. We empower and enable managers to move from feedback to insight to action. We work across 90 countries and have been trusted by some amazing brands, including Sodexo, Darktrace, Vivobarefoot and Unilever.

Contact: Elle Whitehead-Smith, Content & PR Manager, The Happiness Index
Email: elle@thehappinessindex.com
Twitter: @happinessindex
Website: thehappinessindex.com

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About The Happiness Index


The Happiness Index helps organisations measure the key employee engagement AND happiness drivers to power their people strategy.


Our unique platform offers the products, insights and tools to shine a light on your cultural health and empower management to drive thriving cultures.


Our neuroscience-based pre-built surveys measure the full employee experience - from onboarding to exit to empower and enable organisations to understand their people and create data-led action plans.

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