Free Tools & Hacks
Best Possible Future:
Increase Optimism and Productivity
Science tells us that a positive attitude and optimism really work to make you happier and therefore more productive. Try writing down your best possible future. Whether it comes true or not, writing down your best possible future will make you happier.
A Strategy to Build Trust
A Pecha Kucha presentation is one of the best ways we know how to build team trust quickly, by allowing members of a team to connect over who they are as individuals. Making your own Pecha Kucha is easy:
Pecha Kucha Template and Instructions
Trust Me: “Pecha Kuchas” Build Trust– via the Happy Brain Science Blog
Track Your Work:
Discover Your Strengths
To increase your knowledge of your own strengths beyond those you already know, and to notice patterns in your energy levels and disposition, try tracking your strongest and weakest work over one month. To do this task, take a moment to pause periodically throughout your day and ask yourself “How do I feel after each task I’ve completed? Am I energized and engaged? Or am I bored or frustrated?
Strengths Spotter Cards:
Truly Tap Strengths
Use the Strengths Spotter Cards to spot strengths in others. Spotting strengths in others encourages them to use their strengths and to do their best work. It helps others feel recognized and appreciated. Try asking someone what’s going well and observing their energy level as they talk. Identify a key strength they seem to have and comment on it by filling out and giving them a Strengths Spotters card.
“I Did It!” List:
Celebrate Progress Towards Goals
Boost Engagement & Relationships
Use these cards to appreciate a colleague. Appreciation builds relationships and boosts happiness in the workplace.
Hack Your Next Workshop:
32 Science-Based Tips
At some point in our careers, most of us have to deliver a presentation. Whether you are introducing a new company policy, showing the progress on your latest project, or convincing someone of your qualifications for a position, you can draw upon brain science to boost your impact.
The Science of Happiness:
This informative poster, created by Scott Crabtree, summarizes the science of happiness into 6 actionable tips that you can begin applying today: Hack Your Commute, Start with Gratitude, Pose Like a Super Hero, Visualize Progress, Be Kind, Build Relationships
Choose Happiness at Work: Play Your Way to a Thriving Team!
Tap into your team’s creativity and strengths, foster a company culture of innovation and collaboration, and clear out obstacles that have been in the way of delivering your best work with Choose Happiness at Work. Choose Happiness at Work is a card game that gets your team talking, laughing, and solving real-world workplace problems. In the process, you’ll learn strategies to use again and again.
Online Course: Thrive from 9-5: The Science of Happiness @ Work
In Thrive from 9 – 5: The Science of Happiness @ Work, Happy Brain Science teaches why and how you can apply research and data to increase your productivity, happiness and success at work and in life.
“This course will provide you with answers to how you can be more productive at work, so that you can spend more time in your life on the other things that matter to you.”