TED Talk of the Week: Shawn Achor, The Happy Secret To Better Work
It’s International Day of Happiness! Here’s a golden nugget of a TED Talk from Shawn Achor. Reverse the formula, be positive, and be happier at work.
Work Harder + More Success = Engaged Employees?
The positive psychology of employee engagement This week’s blog from Emma: There’s no doubt that employee engagement has come a long way in the last decade. It has moved from a management buzzword to something which is being taken seriously in companies, and seen as a critical element of the HRM. But although the business […]
My Predictions for 2015: Employee Engagement – Where Next?
Employee engagement – where next? New year is a great time to look forward, so I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight a few areas that I’d like to see change in 2015 within the world of employee engagement. Are my points wishful thinking or poised to become a reality? I’d love to […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work#t-721700
Happiness: It’s in the little things
I’ve got a secret. Whenever I tell people, they look at me with the kind of cynical eyes that only English people can muster. They think I’m lying, or that I’m so naive and comparably new to the working world, that what I’m saying is somehow vaguely amusing. Or adorable. Or just plain smug. So, […]
The Road to Happiness: New research on avoiding the post-holiday blues
There aren’t many things that beat going on holiday. But how we feel when we return to work can have a huge impact on our performance – and enjoyment – of being back at our desks. We can all relate to that holiday feeling. Frantically packing the suncream, swimwear and sandals, googling images of the […]
Do what makes you happy
“We not only need to work happy, we need to work at being happy.” (Shawn Achor) When we’re growing up, it’s a normal to let your imagination run wild with ideas for the future. I remember it so well – one week, I’d dream about being a Hollywood actress, the next I’d be planning which […]
It’s time to put happiness first
“We not only need to work happy, we need to work at being happy.” (Shawn Achor) At People Lab, we’re really passionate about Positive Psychology. In fact, all of our work in employee engagement is grounded in the theories presented by positive psychology – the notion that happiness leads to success, and not the other […]