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21st Century Work Life and leading remote teams

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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? 


Pilar recommends Episode 561 of The Art of Charm, with Dan Ariely


Episode 552 of The Art of Charm, with Charles Duhigg

Pilar mentions Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux

Interested in an online course on leading remote teams? Check out this one next March 2017

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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?

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?

The problem with “happiness programmes”.

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Difference between American and British:

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On stopping doing things instead of doing different things:

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