With insightful practical guidance throughout, Unlocking Happiness at Work is a lively and persuasive exploration of how to be happier and make others happier through the power of habits, emotional intelligence and an innovative approach to work/life flow.
Co-founder & CMO, Plasticity Labs
Honored as the 2016 Canadian Business Innovator of the Year, Jennifer Moss and her groundbreaking work on the power of happiness are transforming hundreds of schools and companies. Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, a tech company that provides organizations with the tools to tap into employee sentiment and increase workplace happiness.
Moss is the author of Unlocking Happiness at Work and also the Cofounder of The HERO Generation, a non-profit that is implementing Moss’ gratitude-based HERO model in schools with the aim of decreasing teacher and student stress and increasing well-being and performance. Moss speaks frequently to general audiences about how happiness in the workplace or classroom gives companies and schools a competitive advantage; most recently she has presented at SXSW, TEDXWomen and the Chatelaine’s W100.
Prior to her focus on emotional intelligence, Moss spent ten years working in Silicon Valley with several tech giants. Her life switched gears after her husband, a pro-athlete, was suddenly paralyzed and diagnosed with West Nile Virus, Swine Flu, and Guillain-barré Syndrome. After six weeks of practicing gratitude, he miraculously recovered and was able to walk out of the hospital unassisted.
We know that happiness is a competitive advantage, but Unlocking Happiness at Work finally gives us the technical insight into how we can bring this science into our own organizations.
Drawing on decades of hands-on experience, Jennifer Moss answers critical questions about the ways big and small data play a role in our happiness, whether technology can be a bridge or a barrier to well-being, and how the positive psychology movement has shaped our past, current and future state of happiness.
A must-read for creating lasting culture change!
Any business leader who wants to build higher performing, innovative and compassionate teams should read this book. All of us know that great people make great companies.
As a leader, I am always looking for better ways to engage our team, attract high performing talent, disrupt and innovate while growing the current business. I understand that some may question the validity of a happiness strategy, but we can't ignore it any longer.
Jennifer Moss uses scientific evidence and case studies to validate that authentic happiness at work will be the key to team member engagement for the most successful companies in 2O2O and beyond. If you're like me and want to know how to stay ahead of the curve, you'll want to read her book.
I love the combination of strategy and action, thinking and doing as well as the compassion, gratitude and adventure in this book. Jennifer Moss is all that and much more. Thank you for exploring and clarifying how we can engage in a happiness strategy that is accepting, inclusive and real.
Jennifer Moss leverages science, real world examples and personal storytelling to detangle our misconceptions about the value of gratitude in our personal and professional lives.
This book elegantly explains how gratitude can be taught and developed as the way to become our highest performing selves.
Unlocking Happiness at Work is packed with provocative research and compelling examples of how to build higher performing individuals and teams. This book is a must read for leaders of any organization seeking to become more innovative and elevate its performance.
This is the approach for the 21st century workplace. This informative and practical book shows how science can help us create flourishing organisations and flourishing people.
We all deserve to be happy at work. Jen's ability to distil proven research into practical advice will help more of us get there.
In this intriguing, engaging and thoughtful narrative, Jennifer Moss takes a deeply personal and scientific dive into the secret of happiness in the workplace and beyond.
Unlocking Happiness at Work takes you on a journey into why and how leaders can become compassionate capitalists. With insightful and practical takeaways, case studies and the most current scientific research, Jennifer’s presentation will demonstrate the business benefits to adopting a health, wellness and happiness strategy. This is an essential resource for leaders who want to attract new talent, improve their brand and boost profitability – but in an authentic way – in a way that is life-enhancing for their people. Jennifer’s talk teaches leadership teams how to do well by doing good. #UHAW #UnlockingHappy
Unlocking Happiness at Work takes you on a journey into why and how we should consider a happiness strategy for ourselves, and the people we lead. With insightful and practical takeaways, case studies and the most current scientific research from leading experts, Jennifer’s presentation will debunk the happiness myths and explore the science of well-being. Jennifer will also discuss the future of happiness and what role technology will play in building a happier, higher performing and more innovative workplace culture.
Jennifer and her research team developed the HERO Generation Program to build up the psychological skills of everyone involved in the education system – this way, there is an aligned value system between teachers, students, administrators and even trustees who engage in the program. Based on a happiness model rooted in neuropsychology, the program focuses on the emotional traits that are represented in the happiest and highest performing people in the world: Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism, Gratitude, Empathy, and Neuronal control (mindfulness), hence, HERO GEN.
Teachers and staff are required to be empathetic to a variety of stakeholders and it can become depleting. But with emotional intelligence training, Jennifer’s team has been able to reduce stress and burnout. Furthermore, they also saw significant improvement in academic performance and engagement in students across the spectrum from K to 12. Jennifer will provide research outcomes through real world examples of teachers, administrators and students who are engaged in the program. She shares the successes and the pitfalls of disrupting one of the oldest institutions in the world, and what tangible actions educators can take to bring elements of the HERO teachings back to their school ecosystem.
Happiness in schools can also impact happiness in communities. The larger ecosystem around schools include parents and surrounding neighbourhoods, and through a longitudinal study, Jennifer will be investigating correlates like employment and crime rates, as well as overall mental and physical health of the community at large.
This talk will focus on the term Conscious Capitalists, a new wave of highly recognized leaders and organizations who have adopted the double bottom line approach to building and running their companies. We will learn how they are executing this mission at the highest levels and disseminating this way of thinking to the public and with their employees. From a boutique design agency with 35 employees to a global grocery retailer with over 91,000 employees, we will learn the true definition of Conscious Capitalism. Jennifer looks at companies who are engaging in this strategy and the outcomes of those efforts. She will provide audiences with the tools to bring this mindset back to their organizations.
We used to think IQ was the best determinant of a person’s likelihood for success. But, we now have scientific evidence that proves otherwise. As we understand more about emotional intelligence and how it plays into the cultural makeup of some of the most innovative companies, it’s impossible to ignore its relevance. From Shawn Achor’s work on happiness with employees at the Pentagon, to Google’s research project – Aristotle – that determined “being nice” was the key to the most innovative teams, there is evidence that the world of work is shifting.
The research shows that psychological performance is made up of the H.E.R.O. traits (Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism) coupled with gratitude and mindfulness. When your team builds up their psychological fitness, it can give us the edge to outpace competitors through increased innovation, improved engagement and higher productivity.
This talk will explore how to unlock happiness in the workplace to rally organizational metrics while sustaining, or even reigniting, our passion for work. Jennifer will share how companies like lululemon, and TD Ameritrade have executed on her team’s research so audience members can walk away with a clear strategy to implement a happiness plan at their organization.
Research shows that one of the strongest correlations to workplace happiness is a sense of community and having friendships at work. To achieve these outcomes employees need to feel supported and valued. They must build authentic relationships with the people they work with day in and day out. In this keynote, Jennifer will discuss how to build stronger relationships at work using the H.E.R.O. tools. She will explore actionable ways to be a better employee, leader and friend to your peers using Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism at work and at home.
Organizational culture is the set of shared beliefs and values within an organization that help shape behavior. Like community or national culture, organizational culture is an indispensable aspect of any company. It’s the holistic understanding of an organization’s goals and how they will be achieved. Organizational culture answers the question why do we do what we do? After two decades of research, we can prove that there is a direct correlation between a healthy, productive workplace culture and a company’s bottom line. Jennifer will share examples of the current research going on in this space, and case studies of companies who see culture as a mission critical effort and how they are tracking their success.
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