Happiness is Catching: Employee Engagement and Social Media
Research recently published, conducted by the University of California, San Diego, has discovered that emotions can spread via social media. The research looked at feelings posted on Facebook, and how contagious they are. The study, entitled “detecting emotional contagion in massive social networks”, was published in “PLOS ONE”. The researchers wanted to see if happiness, […]
What does happiness mean to you?
On Thursday 20th March 2014, the world came together in celebration of International Day of Happiness. What did you do on the day…and what does happiness mean to you? Last week, people from all over the globe shared their happy photos and experiences via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites, using the […]
Where will you be on World Happiness Day?
Happiness, it seems, has become a global priority. On Thursday 20th March 2014, the world will come together in celebration of The United Nations International Day of Happiness – and of course, People Lab will be joining in! We’ve always considered happiness to be the top priority on any list – inside or outside of […]
Why you should stop banning social media!
What does social media mean for employee engagement – and if you get it wrong, how damaging can it really be to your engagement efforts? I LOVE social media. It’s an amazingly useful tool in business, and allows us to connect in ways that would have seemed impossible ten years ago. Think about it; we […]
Let’s take happiness to the top
In the UK, it’s a general habit of the wider population to come together over the things that make us grumble. But why is this? Why don’t we start with positive news? Unfortunately, at this point in time, it seems that happiness just isn’t newsworthy. Negative stories are everywhere; from the news reports you read […]