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Nov 10, 2016

In this episode Pilar and Lisette talk about whether we should have Happiness Programmes and Happiness Chief Officers in organisations. What do you think? 

Introduction

Pilar recommends Episode 561 of The Art of Charm, with Dan Ariely
http://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/dan-ariely-payoff-episode-561/

and

Episode 552 of The Art of Charm, with Charles Duhigg
http://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/charles-duhigg-smarter-faster-better-episode-552/

Pilar mentions Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reinventing-Organizations-Creating-Inspired-Consciousness/dp/2960133501/

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The Conversation with Lisette

11:15mins Pilar's update on how different organisations are "going TEAL".

Should companies be obligated to provide “happiness” for their employees? And should we have people with “Happiness” in their titles?

http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21707502-companies-try-turn-happiness-management-tool-are-overstepping-mark

Wellbeing is different for everybody, we need to take responsibility for what is good for us.

Do we really understand what we mean by employee engagement and happiness, and is it worth investing in these kind of programmes?

http://www.futureworkcentre.com/knowledge-centre/employee-engagement-emperors-new-clothes-2/

The problem with “happiness programmes”.

Other articles you might want to read around this:

Difference between American and British:

http://www.vox.com/first-person/2016/10/4/13093380/happiness-america-ruth-whippman

On hiring: http://workdifferent.com/how-to-team-happiness/

On stopping doing things instead of doing different things:

http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-to-be-instantly-happier-7-things-the-happiest-people-refuse-to-do.html

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