Humor at Work: How to Get a Serious Boost

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You know what helps with a serious situation? Laughter! Life is difficult—that’s a fact. Recently, we’ve also been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has thrown a major wrench into life as we know it. It’s a serious situation for all of us, at work and in our daily lives. But do you know what read more…

Future-Proof Your Career through Games

What does it mean to “future-proof” your career? Find out how you can develop the essential “4 C’s” at work—while enjoying the benefits of playing games with colleagues! ***Watch the video or continue reading below.***   You May Find This Surprising, But… You should play some games at work. “WHAT?!” I can almost hear you read more…

Unlock the Hidden Value of Games

This post about the value of games was written by Katie Salen Tekinbaş, Professor, University of California Irvine, and Co-Founder and Chief Designer, Connected Camps. To our delight, it was provided as the Foreword for the upcoming Happy Brain Science book All Work & Some Play: Future-Proof Your Career through Games, by Kristen Toohill and read more…

The Four C’s: Why Human Skills Matter

This post about mastering the “Four C’s” is an excerpt from the upcoming Happy Brain Science book All Work & Some Play: Future-Proof Your Career through Games, by Kristen Toohill and Scott Crabtree. We live in an exciting age: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now capable of performing routine, repetitive work, freeing humans up to do read more…

How Coworking Spaces Impact Employee Engagement

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Did you know Happy Brain Science is connected to a coworking space? We’re part of Hatch Innovation, a nonprofit whose mission is to enable people to build enterprises that improve communities. This guest post about coworking spaces is by David Mizne, Chief Contributor and Editor of the 15Five blog. Coworking spaces have become increasingly popular read more…

Motivate for Success: the Science of Goal Setting

Do you have goals? Can science help you reach them? Is it possible for you to be “primed” to achieve a goal without your conscious awareness? Dr. Gary Latham has answers. As Professor of Organizational Effectiveness at the University of Toronto, he has researched goal setting for decades. He has written several books on the read more…

How to Spot Strengths to Boost Engagement & Results

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Spot Strengths: A Story Adam was a few months into his new job as a Technical Lead. Fortunately, both he and his boss, Chris, thought he was doing pretty well. However, Adam felt a bit concerned about his tendency to ask questions about how different decisions would play out over time. Every time a colleague read more…

How to Show Gratitude at Work: Recipe for Success

Want to thank someone at work in a way that’s memorable & meaningful? Try these tips for showing gratitude at work—and discover how to make people feel truly appreciated!  ***Watch the video or continue reading below.***   A Recipe for Gratitude Greatness Most people know that gratitude boosts happiness—but there’s a difference between knowing it read more…