Happiness is important. It makes people better friends, parents, neighbours, and also better workers. Increased happiness in employees can lead to more productivity, flexibility, resilience and teamwork.
This week its International Week of Happiness at Work, a movement trying to encourage employers to invest in their employees happiness – both for employee wellbeing, and to reap the benefits of better quality work that gets produced by happy people.
In this week’s #TheEdit, we’re focusing on cultivating happiness with a collection of positive and hopeful stories, reflections on what happiness is (and how to find it) and thoughts on why happiness should have a seat at the work-table.
This is our edit of the global conversation on purpose.
- The world’s biggest carbon removal plant switches on, marking for many the start of a new relationship between humanity and the environment – The Economist
- 100 good things: Dacher Keltner tries one of the most popular happiness practices – The Science of Happiness Podcast
- The Pfizer vaccine has been shown to trigger a strong immune response from ages 5-11, indicating a promising step towards getting children vaccinated – The Financial Times
- How the process of caring for those who are vulnerable might be responsible for humanity’s best qualities – Aeon Video Essay
- Why hope is key to happiness – The Atlantic
- New laws around the protection of trees are indicating a hopeful future – The New York Times
- How to approach happiness according to a Buddhist monk in Bhutan (the only country that measures GNH, or Gross National Happiness) – BBC News
- How AT&T are planning to cut a gigaton of CO2 by 2035 – Raconteur
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”Aristotle