Why Joy at Work?

In our experience, joy gets better results, both in responding to a crisis and in achieving the goals of a company.

Welcome to the Research

We're investigating our hypothesis: 

Joy at Work is a measurable state of being (for both an individual and an organization) that indicates to what extent the culture of an organization contributes to its success.

We invite you to view our Joy Research Statement. 

Self-Reflection Guide

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Free Online Course

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The Case for Joy at Work

Is it worth creating a joyful workforce? Take a look at this video to see why we think it is, and to see the roles that are accountable for creating joy in the workplace.


Joy at Work(shops)

We offer customized in-house workshops related to the research. Contact: [email protected]

Year-of-Joy Visionboard

Connect to what brings you joy and then manifest that in your life in near-term ways, daily practices and aspirational goals.

Joy at Work Journeys

Professional development visioning to make career path decisions that bring you joy, now and in the future.

Joy at Work Stories

Leader-Team conversations about what joy at work means, to strengthen connections and build relationships.


Areas We're Currently Studying in Academic Literature

Positive Psychology

The role of positive and negative emotions on humans, individually and in groups

Upward spiral concept

Decision-making and the role of broad or narrow mindsets

Organizational Change

The role of joy in organizational change

Employee agility and resilience and its affect on organizational change 

Occupational Health

Leader mental health

The cost of leading an organization under stress on leaders

The impact on leaders knowing they are harming employees

Work Philosophies

The intrinsic pleasure of work

Meaningful work

Evolving expectations of work for the employer and employee

Current Popular Literature Reading List

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