Leveraging the Science of Happiness at Work to Boost Performance
Katie Demain, iOpener Institute
In this session, Katie Demain from iOpener Institute will present compelling evidence that it pays to invest in your employees’ happiness. Research findings are clear: happier employees are more productive, which improves an organisation’s bottom line. Your happiest employees are 65% more energised at work, spend twice as much time on-task, and intend to stay in their job 4 times longer, according to research by iOpener Institute.
But what does being happy at work actually mean? Why is happiness considered the antidote to poor performance? Should workforce happiness be on your agenda in the current tough economic climate? What does making happy employees mean in real terms for business leaders and managers?
This session will bring you up to speed with all aspects behind workforce happiness: its theory, its value and its challenges, both for managers, teams and individuals. You will also learn some practical solutions that you can implement straight away within your team or organisation.
To get even more value from this session, you can register to take your own personal Happiness at Work assessment here. The assessment takes just 10 minutes to fill out and upon completion you will instantly receive a personalised report including self-coaching questions to help you improve your happiness at work
About iOpener Institute
iOpener is an Oxford-born consultancy that helps make leadership, learning and life better. In the early 2000s, iOpener embarked on a quest to understand the tangible links between happiness at work and performance. Its worldwide, robust research culminated in The Science of Happiness at Work, offering individuals and organisations a way to measure happiness at work, a model to bring it to life and a methodology for making positive shifts happen.
About Katie Demain, Consultant, Change Expert and Coach
Katie is Global Partner at iOpener Institute. With a background in journalism, Katie spent many years leading teams of journalists to countries to compile economic reports for media outlets such as The Economist, Newsweek, USA Today and Sunday Observer. In doing so, she moved from country to country, visited thousands of organisations and interviewed their leaders. She was thus able to formulate her own understanding of happy organisational cultures and effectiveness, which in turn shaped her interest in becoming an expert in the Science of Happiness at Work. Now, as a Learning & Development Consultant and Executive Coach, Katie works with organisations and business schools worldwide to turn up people’s happiness dials and to help them achieve their potential.