How to apply positive psychology at work?

During the European Conference on Positive Psychlogy we (together with Ad Bergsma) will organize a lunch gathering (12.30 – 14.00) on Wednesday July 2. Experts working at several national and international organizations will share their extensive experience in implementing positive psychology at work. Two representatives from each organization will be present to answer your questions.

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Are you happy with your job? (and what about your partner, friend or mother in law :-)

The holidays are a perfect time to reflect on your current job. Having the time to think about this is great but sometimes you need some extra input to make up your mind. When I ask people what makes them happy or what makes them unhappy with their job they often mention the following 10

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How to create more flow in your work?

When I find my flow, I notice that time seems to go faster, or sometimes it even goes slower. I’m less aware of myself and my surroundings, and I am fully focused. Paradoxically, this is the worst moment to stop and think about whether you’re happy or not. However, for me personally, when I look

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Seven myths about happiness at work

When you start talking about happiness at work some people get strange ideas. Some might think you are talking about a Steve Ballmer kind of attitude. While talking about happiness at work is getting more common it is about time to address and debunk a number of common misconceptions about happiness at work. We will

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Why following your passion is a bad idea!

Who does not know them? People who quit their jobs to do what they really want. They begin a “bed and breakfast” in Spain, take a sabbatical or become a personal coach. It sounds like a good idea. What could go possibly wrong when you follow your passion? To be honest I see it going wrong

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Barbara Fredrickson receives first copy of Happiness at work

A fragile looking woman in the middle of a crowded conference room. She describes herself as introverted. But looks can be deceiving. She is a world renowned positive psychology researcher who speaks with great authority and enthousiasm about her subject. She has an impressive list of publications and books in the field of positive psychology. I

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3 reasons why happiness at work is the new trend (and is there to stay)

More and more organizations stop measuring job satisfaction and start measuring happiness at work. Employees are looking for organizations who understand and support their own happiness at work. If you want to attract or keep your talented people happiness is where you should start.
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Changing perspective on stress from reorganizations

In 1999 I started giving weekly leadership training to employees and managers from different organizations. If, in a group of 12 participants, one or two participants were working for a company in reorganization it would have been quite remarkable. Nowadays it is the other way around. Organizations not in reorganization are the exception. Our company

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Why happiness at work is more effective than being satisfied at work

Job satisfaction is a phrase from the past How do you take good care of your employees without losing sight of the results and profitability of the business? To answer this question researchers have been investigating the connection between satisfaction and productivity for ages. Often it is hard to find a correlation. Sometimes you find

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Albert Ellis would have been one hundred today.

Albert Ellis, would have been one hundred years old today. He invented ‘Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy’. Seven years ago he died in New York. Had he lived, today I would whole heartedly celebrate his hundredth birthday. Please find a short summary of his biography below. For an extended overview of his life, see: Albert Ellis 1913

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