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DHL’s CEO: Increasing revenues is meaningless. Motivate employees by creating a better world.

Solar charging station in Taiwan Financial Times has a great interview with Frank Appel, the CEO of Deutsche Post DHL the clearly outlines his philosophy for motivating employees: Increasing revenue is a meaningless goal. When company goals are mainly financial, purpose is lost. The best companies are “driven by making the lives of customers easier … Continue reading DHL’s CEO: Increasing revenues is meaningless. Motivate employees by creating a better world. Read more ›

Two of the funniest ways to create a happy workplace

There are many ways to create a happier workplace but this short video has two of the funniest I’ve ever come across: ”Sexy Powersuit Day” and “The Lift of Love.” This is from our International Conference on Happiness at Work where Tim Dorsett explained how he makes Innocent Drinks a happy workplace. You can see Tim’s … Continue reading Two of the funniest ways to create a happy workplace Read more ›

WD-40 Company keeps growing – and their happy tribe is why

One of our speakers at the 2018 International Conference on Happiness at Work is featured in an article called WD-40 Company Keeps Growing in This $1 Billion Market which lists the phenomenal results they’ve gotten recently: If you look at the numbers, though, this is a fantastic business with high rates of return well suited for long-term … Continue reading WD-40 Company keeps growing – and their happy tribe is why Read more ›

How Pret promotes random acts of kindness

I just learned that the Pret cafés have a really cool thing going: They let their employees do random acts of kindness by giving away free coffees. Pret’s CEO Clive Schlee explains it like this: A couple of years ago, Pret decided to channel the cash we could have spent running loyalty card programmes into … Continue reading How Pret promotes random acts of kindness Read more ›

We JUST announced our 2018 International Conference on Happiness at Work

I could not be more excited – we have just announced our ninth annual conference on happiness at work and this year’s program is better than ever. We have 11 international speakers and experts to share the theory and practice of creating happy workplaces. See the full program and get your tickets here. And you … Continue reading We JUST announced our 2018 International Conference on Happiness at Work Read more ›

One of our clients won a prize for being happy

I just got an email from Anders Pallesen, the HR director of Danish IT company Elbek & Vejrup. They recently made it to the top of the Danish Great Place to Work list and here’s what he wrote: Yesterday we won an award as the best IT workplace in Denmark. This journey started 3 1/2 … Continue reading One of our clients won a prize for being happy Read more ›

10 important questions to ask yourself at the start of a new work year

The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of your work life. Were you happy or unhappy at work? What would you like to change? It’s important to evaluate because how you feel at work has such a large influence on you at work AND at home. When you’re happy at … Continue reading 10 important questions to ask yourself at the start of a new work year Read more ›

Upcoming open international events in 2018

Most of our speeches and workshops are for clients and limited to only their people, but I do have some really cool open international speaking gigs coming up in 2018. If you want to know all about creating happier and more successful workplaces, here’s your chance. Jan 25 in Vienna, Austria: Workshop on happiness at … Continue reading Upcoming open international events in 2018 Read more ›

Jobs, careers and callings – the surprising truth about happiness and motivation at work

Amy Wrzesniewski is a professor of organizational behavior at Yale School of Management. Her main interest is how people find meaning at work which is a fascinating topic and her work has been a huge inspiration to our work here at Woohoo inc. We recently had a chance to talk to her about it and … Continue reading Jobs, careers and callings – the surprising truth about happiness and motivation at work Read more ›

How do you make young employees happy at work?

One of the biggest challenges for companies these days is to attract, retain and motivate young employees. There is a huge debate on how millennials and Gen Zs are spoiled. They come into the workplace  expecting recognition, professional growth, meaningful work and reasonable working hours. Many managers ask “What is wrong with young people these … Continue reading How do you make young employees happy at work? Read more ›

My new book, Leading With Happiness, is out TODAY

“Leading with happiness is compelling—it’s useful, well-researched, and downright fun to read.” – Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author My latest book, Leading with Happiness: How the Best Leaders Put Happiness First to Create Phenomenal Business Results and a Better World is out TODAY and I could not be more excited. The book presents a simple … Continue reading My new book, Leading With Happiness, is out TODAY Read more ›