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Rethink employee wellbeing

Rethink employee wellbeing

Looking to learn more on the science of happiness?
Our insights and original articles will help broaden your understanding of people's experience of work.
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The Science of Friday Pulse

Happiness is the workplace of the future. Our collection of comprehensive articles will help you rethink employee wellbeing and create strategies to measure and improve the employee experience across your organization.

The Future Of Employee Engagement: The Case For The Happiness KPI™

The Future Of Employee Engagement: The Case For The Happiness KPI™

Employee engagement is a stagnant idea. And while “How have you felt at work this week?” may feel like an awkward question to ask employees, talking about people’s emotional experience of work — their happiness — and measuring it in the workplace can lead to improved team morale, greater resilience, more innovation and greater productivity.

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The Five Ways to Happiness at Work

The Five Ways to Happiness at Work

Happiness is the workplace of the future, but creating a positive organizational culture is not easy.

Creating a positive organizational culture is not easy. We’ve established five key ways to happiness at work which will improve your employees’ experience of work, bring real change to your team and grow your company.The Five Ways to Happiness at Work are a lens through which we can takestock of our organizations as we reintegrate our workforce in this post-pandemic world.

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Weekly Insights

Every week, we publish on how to improve your workplace culture keeping track of the latest people trends, so you’ll know how to make your company a happier place.

Happiness – The Perk that Never Gets Old

Happiness – The Perk that Never Gets Old

Companies often look to perks as a way of increasing staff engagement, but effective, long-lasting change comes from cultivating a work environment that satisfies people’s core psychological needs.

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International Day of Happiness 2022: Make Happiness a Weekly Habit for your Team

International Day of Happiness 2022: Make Happiness a Weekly Habit for your Team

It feels odd to focus on happiness while the last remnants of a pandemic still linger on and there is war in Ukraine. However this weekend it is International Day of Happiness, which was founded by the UN during more peaceful times.  The idea was to focus on the importance of happiness as a universal goal. And while tensions and anxieties are at an all-time high, there are certain things we can control in our own sphere of influence.

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Why We Adopted a 4-day Work Week

Why We Adopted a 4-day Work Week

When, at Friday Pulse, we realized that the pandemic wasn’t ending any time soon, we knew we needed to do something for our team. With people feeling overworked and on the brink of burnout, we switched to a 4-day work week to astounding results. Here’s a look at what happened.

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The Science of Happiness: Why Impact and Authenticity Are Key to Inspiring Your People

The Science of Happiness: Why Impact and Authenticity Are Key to Inspiring Your People

In our series of articles on The Science of Happiness, we’re exploring our Five Ways to Happiness at Work framework with co-creators Nic Marks and Dr. Jody Aked.

Inspire is the fifth of The Five Ways and is key to staying motivated in our careers. Within this interview, Nic and Jody discuss how leaders can inspire their people and help them find meaning in their work.

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Beat the January Blues and Thrive in 2022

Beat the January Blues and Thrive in 2022

As we enter year three of the pandemic, today is Blue Monday — the supposed most depressing day of the year that ties holiday blues with winter and job dissatisfaction. And, it’s clear that people are struggling amid the continued uncertainty. So, what can we do to beat Blue Monday this year and ensure 2022 is about thriving, not just surviving?

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Here’s to a happier 2022

Here’s to a happier 2022

It’s the end of another year living with the pandemic and with the omicron variant surging, we continue to face further ambiguity. Traditionally, many companies throw some kind of Christmas party before the holidays commence. However, once again, this year office parties will look different with many companies opting to cancel or hold smaller, online get-togethers.

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Videos

We believe the science of happiness can make every organization a better place.
Watch our collection of videos to learn why.

  • TedGlobal

    The Happy Planet Index

    Our Founder & CEO, Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and wellbeing of its people. In his TED, Nic introduces The Happy Planet Index, which tracks national wellbeing against resource use.
  • MINDS@WORK Movement

    The Future of Happiness at Work

    Nic Marks address the role AI is set to play in the future of work and its potential impact on creating healthier and happier workplaces for humans.
  • Glassdoor

    Happy Employees are Good for Business

    Building a positive work culture is challenging, but business leaders who do so successfully are handsomely rewarded. Here, Nic Marks draws upon the growing evidence highlighting a strong business case for promoting happiness at work - from retention and productivity, to innovation and stock market performance.
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The Happy Planet Index

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The Future of Happiness at Work

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Happy Employees are Good for Business