10 Tips for Keeping Up Morale, with Ideas & Resources to Help

Thanks to Sarah Lewis, C.Psychol., for this guest post about keeping up morale! Sarah is the principal psychologist at Appreciating Change, a strengths-based psychological consultancy that is committed to applying well-researched positive psychology ideas and interventions to workplace challenges and opportunities at an individual, team or whole organization level. In the midst of the current read more…

Do “Casual” Games Reduce Stress & Boost Well-being?

Thanks to Kristen Toohill for this post about how casual games reduce stress! Kristen recently co-authored a book with Scott Crabtree titled All Work & Some Play: Future Proof Your Career through Games. Her past experience includes working in the video game industry as a Quality Assurance Tester and SCRUM Master. In addition, she’s done read more…

Playing Games to Cope: Behind the Scenes @ Happy Brain Science

Virtual Teambuilding

Happy Fortyteenth of Maprilay! How have you been doing in this truly crazy time? If you are like me, you may sometimes find yourself feeling overwhelmed and unproductive during this period of uncertainty. Science suggests that what we’re feeling right now is totally OK. In order to cope, I’ve seen many people taking up comforting, 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…

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…