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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.

Racism and Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Racism and Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Combined with COVID-19, this period of unrest is proving to be a defining moment. Now is the time to get ahead of the curve of history. How organizations respond will significantly affect employee wellbeing and how employees feel about their organization - with workplaces becoming either a place of psychological safety or one that threatens racial identity.

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Why Teams are the Engines of Positive Change

Why Teams are the Engines of Positive Change

Teams are the instruments of change in a company. Changes in their microcultures are more likely to shape you company’s culture than anything else. In today’s Covid-19 world, flexible team sizes are a must, and small teams are how companies will be able to climb the resilience curve.

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How's Work?                         The OK is Not OK Edition

How's Work? The OK is Not OK Edition

Where once the average response to “How have you felt at work this week?” was happy, the new normal is now “Ok”. The costs of a workforce becoming just “Ok” about work can be high but connecting with your team in better ways may be a feasible solution.

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Mental Health Awareness Week: The Five Ways are the Friday Way

Mental Health Awareness Week: The Five Ways are the Friday Way

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental health is a critical part of our business. Our purpose at Friday Pulse is to improve wellbeing in the workplace. It’s our reason for being – now more than ever, as we all navigate our way through the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The week also provides an opportunity for us to reflect on The Five Ways to Wellbeing — how we designed them and their legacy. A precursor to The Five Ways to Happiness at Work, their development would eventually come to shape Friday Pulse, the direction we take and, ultimately, who we are as a business.

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COVID-19 and the Curve of Resilience

COVID-19 and the Curve of Resilience

Friday Pulse was never designed to pick up global trends — it’s a tool for building positive experiences across the microcultures of an organization. It emphasizes the team experience because, from our data, we know there are as many microcultures in an organization as there are teams.

There is now a growing body of proof on why a positive culture is crucial to the success of a business. But that’s something we’ve known about for a while — happy people do better work. But when COVID-19 struck, our platform found a trend across all of our clients, in every industry, at the same time.

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How Focusing on Employee Wellbeing Can Reap a 5x ROI

How Focusing on Employee Wellbeing Can Reap a 5x ROI

A 5x return on investment in year one is, you may think, both elusive and improbable. Yet, it’s entirely possible when you proactively look after employee wellbeing and team morale.

Putting numbers on what is intangible is, by nature, an estimation compared to other financial drivers within a business. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. At Friday Pulse, we’ve done just that – estimated the return on investment in wellbeing. And when potential returns are so significant, it shows that the investment is worthwhile.

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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