What is happiness?
Let's keep it simple: Happiness at work is about developing better workplaces where people can do good work that is meaningful - with people they like, who hopefully like them back.
Why should organizations care about happiness?
When people feel they can do good work and that they belong and are appreciated, they are happier. The benefits of happiness at work are plentiful:
Higher productivity; studies show up to a 12% increase in productivity, a 6% value-added measure per hours worked, an increase in future stock-market performance, and greater profits.
Stronger workplace commitment, lower absenteeism, turnover, and intentions to leave - as well as fewer sick days taken. In fact, for every dollar spent by organizations on wellbeing, $3-4 is saved with other studies showing even higher returns on investment.
Greater engagement attitudes and organizational citizenship as well as less undermining behavior, deviance, and cynicism.
Better task performance, decision-making, originality of group ideas, and consensus seeking behaviour.
Higher customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Most organizations are awesome, but many have maxed out their learning and development efforts. These plateaus cost them greater productivity, reduce innovation and lessen the desire to strive for more.
Is this the year your organization chooses to benefit from greater happiness?
How We Work
We take an evidence based approach steeped in positive psychology to help organizations reach greater heights.
We also recognize that not all organizations are ready to embark on full-time happiness journeys. With that in mind, we've devised a variety of solutions to fit your needs, some of our options include:
1 hour talk to introduce the topic of what happiness at work means, and what the evidence has to say about its benefits
2 day design thinking workshop to get employees and managers mobilized and ready to create more positive working environments
A happiness audit to assess policies, practices, affective responses, as well as equality and inclusion, office design, and sustainability practices with a full report and recommendations for action
Qualitative data collection including focus groups, individual interviews, and walk-abouts to obtain data not captured by traditional survey means
The design and implementation of happiness training for managers
The design and facilitation of happiness training for employees and their families
Online courses for learning and development
Research on specific interventions
Conference talks and panel moderation
For GCC nationalization programs: ask about our character strength development programs for young nationals
For schools: we develop positive education curriculum for students and concurrent training for teachers who want to boost their own happiness and learn how to deliver such programs in the classroom.
Is anything missing that you'd like to see here? Let us know and we'll see if our magic applies to it!
We are happy to chat over coffee and hear more about your pressing needs, daunting pain points, specific questions and cool opportunities.
We've helped others on their road to greater happiness at work. Check out these highlights.
"Louise is awesome. She is a clear and energizing presenter, and she also has a deep understanding of the research in the field that makes her message authentic and impactful. She will rock the stage and change your organization for the better."
- Alexander Kjerulf
“Dr. Louise has an amazing way to make things look simple, work with ease and perform superbly and sublimely. She has been instrumental in our curriculum and research for Bareec and also is now supporting our research for Alnowair.”
-HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah
“I have collaborated with Louise on many projects and she always amazes me. She lives positive psychology in its true sense - pursuing excellence with passion, and with a desire to strive for wellbeing in the UAE, and more broadly in MENA.”