Let's Grow Joy at Work Together
Since 2009, we’ve collected Joy at Work data through surveys, group exercises and one-on-one interviews. In 2020, we began a project to interview 100 CEOs and business leaders to understand what the phrase "joy at work" means to them and how that shows up in the organizations they lead. At the end of 2020, we were halfway so the project continued into 2021. We also published our Guide to Joy at Work ebook as the first major publication from the joy research.
Today, we're analyzing the data we've collected to build on our initial publication. We're incredibly grateful to have had so many willing participants share their stories, each one taking an unexpected turn.
In our research we’re pursuing two main ideas:
- How can a company grow joy when introducing business change?
- How can a company create an environment where joy can flourish and at the same time how can the employee create joy for themselves, their colleagues, their leaders and their company?
We’re learning a lot about how to redefine the employer-employee relationship in terms of joy. There’s a lot to get into so please join us as we discover Joy at Work.
When people hear the word "change," they often feel fear as an instant response. But what if applying the principles of positive psychology and psychological safety meant you could change and grow joy too?
In our experience, no matter what change you're making there's a way to make it happen that can grow Joy at Work, which we see as a combination of...
trust, integrity, belonging, cohesion, participation, commitment, accountability, adaptability, growth and respect in the workplace.
These are the 10 dimensions of Joy at Work identified in our research.
Previous Webinar Recordings
Team Leadership Series:
Make a Group Decision
View our latest webinar for Team Leaders to learn how to grow Joy at Work with your team.
Change Leadership Series:
Leading a Change You Dislike
View our latest webinar featuring practical Change Leadership tools and techniques.
Things we talk about
Getting more joy out of your worklife (what the data tells us)
Joy is of growing interest in the modern workplace. Learn what the data says and the steps to take to grow it for yourself and your team.
Motivating Your Team to Change: You may as well be great at it!
Change is a way of (work) life today but leaders can feel they're on their own to figure out how to do this well. We share 4 practical philosophies and 2 tools that make a real difference.