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Does Happiness Pay?

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There is compelling evidence that it pays to invest in your employees’ happiness. Research findings are clear that happier employees are more productive, which improves your 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 iOpener Institute. This event was held on 5 December 2023.

But what does being happy at work actually mean? Why is happiness considered the antidote to poor performance? Isn’t happiness just a fuzzy concept? 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 event brought participants up to speed with all aspects behind workforce happiness – its theory, its value and its challenges – for managers, teams and individuals. And to present practical solutions that you’ll be able to implement straight away with your teams.

Speaker: Katie Demain, Global Partner and Change Expert, iOpener Institute

With a background in journalism, Katie spent many years leading teams of journalists to countries to compile economic reports for western media e.g. The Economist, Newsweek, USA Today, Sunday Observer, etc. 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 an Executive Education Consultant and Executive Coach, Katie works with organisations and business schools worldwide to make positive shifts in happiness happen.

She is fluent in French and Spanish and holds a BA in European Business Management.

Katie has very kindly allowed her presented material to be made available for viewing.
The slides on Slideshare are now available in our APM resources area and also embedded below for reference.

APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference:
1.2.1: Environment
2.1: Interpersonal Skills
4.3: Human Resource Management


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