Many employees roll their eyes when you bring up “team-building exercises,” which makes it incredibly challenging for leaders to get their teams engaged. However, conflict is inevitable in every organization, and leaders need a way to address the elephant(s) in the room without creating additional stress or drama.
Choose Happiness @ Work provides a fun, non-threatening way to start a dialogue around happiness and productivity at work by creating discussions around real-world problems your team faces on a regular basis.
Everyone is aligned on the desire to be happier at work – regardless of their position or status in the group.
Choose Happiness @ Work teaches scientifically-proven tactics to help people take control of their mindset and choose happiness in their daily lives.
How does the game work?
It’s similar to Cards Against Humanity, except our cards are for humanity – similar rules, but the topics are centered around work-related problems and scenarios.
- It takes less than 5 minutes to introduce and explain the game. Then each round takes about 5 minutes.
- Players take turns being the Executive, who picks a common workplace problem.
- Everyone else at the table offers a solution card face up and provides an explanation.
- The Executive awards points for both the best solution and the most creative or funniest.
It’s a fun, easy way to have open and honest discussions that solve real problems your organization is facing right now.
What’s on the cards?
Choose Happiness @ Work features over 50 common workplace scenarios and over 100 science-based solutions. Each scenario identifies a common workplace situation, followed by a brief scientific justification for why it is a problem. Each solution falls within one of four categories and also includes a science-backed explanation of its purpose.
The solution categories are:
Practice Positivity cards present research-based strategies for changing your mindset and attitude, resulting in increased happiness and engagement for you and your colleagues.
Subdue Stress cards deliver advice for reframing stress, preventing stress, and effectively coping with stress. The best part is that players can implement these tips immediately.
Flow to Goals:
Flow to Goals cards provide tools for creating clear and meaningful goals, as well as strategies for getting into the hyper-productive zone called ‘flow.’
Revitalize relationships cards teach immediately-applicable techniques for putting people first and building quality relationships at work that foster greater happiness for all.
A Leader’s Secret Weapon
You understand and value the power of positive psychology – the problem is breaking through other people’s skepticism and getting them on board.
Choose Happiness @ Work has already done the heavy lifting for you by compiling decades of data-backed, real-world-tested, scientific research around the topics of happiness and productivity in the workplace.
All you have to do is create an environment for your team to participate in a fun card game – then let the conversation flow as the game unfolds.
“We love to play the Choose Happiness @ Work game in our training sessions! Players learn a lot and have fun together. Awesome tool.”
–Maartje Wolff, Co-Founder, Happy Office
How many people can play?
The game can be played by any number of people as long as you have enough copies to spread the cards around. We recommend 4-10 players per copy of the game (6-8 is ideal). However, you can play with up to 20 people per copy by playing in pairs. We’ve played with rooms of hundreds of people at once using many copies of Choose Happiness @ Work. We also offer bulk discounts – please see below.
Each copy of Choose Happiness @ Work includes:
- 100+ unique science-based solutions
- 50+ common problematic scenarios
- 7 Category cards
- Access to online resources and a database of scientific sources
- Instructions for standard play
- 19 additional ways to play
- 7 facilitation strategies and a facilitator’s guide
Bulk discounts are available and will be automatically applied at checkout:
- 3 or more copies = 10% discount
- 10 or more copies = 15% discount
- 20 or more copies = 20% discount
Do you have questions? Need a customized solution? Please contact us!
“This game can be an ice breaker, team builder, leadership development tool, brainstorming inspiration, cultural level, solo problem-solver. Really, you are only limited by your imagination. No matter how you use this game, it’s enjoyable and thought-provoking.”
-Lisa Sansom, Canadian Positive Psychology Association