Posts tagged happiness
Adopting a Well-Being Approach in Central Government – Policy Mechanisms and Practical Tools

Any national government that attempts to move from simple well-being measurements to actual policy applications that will deal with increasing well-being will face many challenges.

Many initiatives in the 2019 Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report face these challenges head-on, by bringing well-being monitoring closer to policymakers. They do this by producing shorter and more communicative dashboards of indicators, which are also timed to go in line with strategic decisions.

It is an essential first step as it can raise awareness and shape public dialogue. However, it mostly remains in the domain of measurement.

Using the Right Type of Measurement

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Well-Being Interventions Improve Societies

People place considerable emphasis on the feeling of happiness, and it can thus serve as a significant motive for decisions in education, travel, recreation, profession, health, and charity.

This impulse we all have that makes us seek a happier and more rewarding life echoes in the role of government. Many of the areas of life governments look to improve have arisen because they influence our overall happiness and well-being.

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The Connection between Employee Well-being, Productivity, and Firm Performance

The well-being of employees is confident in itself, but most employers want to know if there are any benefits connected to it – benefits that will serve the employees’ productivity and the performance of the firm.

All of this is due to the apparent fact that improving the well-being of employees is a resource-intensive affair.

So the main question is simple – is it worth it? The 2019 Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report shows that it is.

Correlation between Well-Being and Productivity

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Healthcare Improvement through Happiness

Healthcare already works for the betterment of humankind; its goal is to improve and extend the lives of all humans. However, the problem in healthcare today lies significantly in the way it uses the resources it has available.

Both the amount of resources and how they are used is essential.

The 2019 Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report has prepared several recommendations on how to improve healthcare through the lens of happiness.

Recommendation 1 – A Well-Defined Framework for Healthcare Appraisal

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How to Open the Doors to Happiness

Creating happiness in communities and entire nations is not an easy thing to achieve, but by using specific ways that will carefully work to alter policies, countries can undoubtedly open the doors to happiness.

2019 Global Happiness and Well-Being Policy Report, among many things, discusses precisely that as well.

It takes us through several ‘how to’ lessons or stages that discuss successful happiness policies. Let’s take a better look into each one, as all of them combined will help us find out the secrets to opening the doors to happiness.

Establishing a Happiness Strategy

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How Will Immersive Technologies Leverage Human Physiology and Perceptual Realities to Enhance Experience

We all have vastly different experiences of the world. It comes from the diversity among us. Everyone experiences everything distinctly due to their unique selves, their views, skills, and a lot more.

Sometimes these differences can even reach some extremes like, for example, people who have facial dysmorphia. Their entire view of the world is different because of their condition through which they have a warped perception of their face. What these people see is next to unimaginable for people without the disorder.

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How a Wearable Can Impact Sleep and Psychological Well Being

Wearables have been on the market for quite some time and have shown to be of great use in many ways. The technology behind them is continually improved, and we will probably get to a point where a wearable will have specific transformative powers.

However, we are here today to discuss a wearable that has come the closest to making exact transformative change for the person wearing it – the Oura ring, a wearable designed to help you improve your sleep and sleeping habits, as well as improve your overall psychological well being.

Sleep Can Change Everythingdeveloping how we learn.

How the Education System Is Using VR and AR Technology

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How Virtual Reality Will Shape the Way We Learn

Virtual reality (VR) has been in use for some time now and recently has become accessible to a wide range of people with different means. VR headsets are cheaper than ever before, and many people can afford them. Plus, there’s now an enormous range of applications and things to do with VR.

One of these is education, and this article will show you how VR will change the way we learn, as it is already developing how we learn.

How the Education System Is Using VR and AR Technology

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How to be comfortable with uncertainty

We, humans, are a strange creature – we crave stability, yet we often get bored by it. In turn, we desire uncertainty because we deeply know that in it lies the seed to opportunity, the path to success. No leader in the history of humanity has ever managed to do great things, to bring about the betterment of our species by sticking to the known, to the comforts of security.

We know that we have to follow uncertainty even though it frightens us, but we are scared of all the uncomfortable and unexpected things that might come with it. We always think that it can quickly happen that we’ll end up being hurt by them.

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Why Conscious Leadership is the Key to Making All Systems Work

With the 1st World Happiness Agora fast approaching, we realize more and more why conscious leadership is crucial to aligning all our efforts. Conscious leadership is needed to help unite our actions to create a happier and more peaceful world.

From March 18th to the 22nd, 2019, scientists, founders, artists, business leaders, researchers and activists will share their brightest ideas about the future of happiness, about the way we can realize a thriving future, for all.

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Loneliness and the importance of belonging

Loneliness is the plague of the modern world. It leads to less happiness in every human being. Being humans, we strive to belong; we strive to be a part of something. We are eager to be connected to others. There are those who think that they are better off by themselves, but that can never be the case.

Staying isolated can never achieve anything. It is the first thing that every leader should know because a leader’s primary motivation should always be their people. No matter what kind of a leader you are, your people should be your top priority. The value they give to you and your movement/business/brand cannot be measured. Everything else comes on its own after acknowledging your peoples’ value to you.

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How to become the new game changer

Do you want to be the new game changer? One who will work on creating a profound impact on the world; one who brings about a positive change in the world we live in.

You can be the one to do this. You will use joy, peace, mindfulness, intuition, compassion, and happiness as your weapons and guides to achieve this.

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Awakening the Dreamer – The Process of Rousing in a Volatile World

The world we live in is a volatile one. Even though these are probably the most peaceful times we ever had in the history of humanity, with the fewest impoverished people and a lot more that’s equally good, it’s still a volatile period.

It is still an age filled with a lot of problems that need to be taken care of – global warming, a massive gap between the rich and poor, and much more.

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The Ultimate Model for Happiness at Work

The lack of happiness at work has been stressing many leaders and workers alike. It’s quite hard finding a way to make people happy while they work when they view work itself as a problem.

First of all, it’s worth noting that happiness at work is the essential mission every leader should have if they want their organization or company to succeed. Research shows that most millennials agree that happiness is vital at work, and the next generation is also of a similar opinion. With such a change in the way of thinking of the majority of the world, leaders need to adjust.

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What Do Chief Happiness Officers Do?

Happiness matters; both in regular life, as well as in the workplace. What’s more, some would argue that happiness matters the most. Nothing can be more accurate than that.

Companies which firmly believe this to be true have taken steps to improve the happiness among their workforce. One of the ways to do that is to hire a Chief Happiness Officer or a CHO.

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How to Create a Happiness Program at Work

Many companies are seeing the benefits of having a Chief Happiness Officer and of making sure that happiness is one of the main things that needs to rule the office.

These companies are also aware that it’s necessary to have a program at work that will act as a sort of guideline on making sure that happiness is at the highest possible level among the entire workforce.

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How Self-Managed Workplaces Unleash Happier Leaders

In this article, we will talk about self-managed workplaces and their benefits for both the company and its leader.

Remember that such workplaces exist because they are efficient, and they enable their leaders to be happier. Additionally, such a system allows the employees to be more satisfied as well – precisely because they are allowed to manage themselves.

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The Rewards of Freedom-based Lifestyles

Do you know about a freedom-based lifestyle? If you don’t. It’s time you found out because this is one of the few ways people can reach true and lasting happiness.

With a freedom-based lifestyle, you get to be happy and still live a rich, fulfilled, worry-free life. Before we explain all the rewards you get from this unique and special type of life, let’s first define what this lifestyle is and how it works.

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The Future of Education

In a long series of articles, we’ve discussed education, the best models to use, how to improve the well-being of everyone involved, and overall, how the future of education should look.

With this article, we aim to give an overview of all the key points we talked about and show you the underlying themes of well-being, mindfulness, and happiness in all of them. These are the concepts in which we fully believe and wish for the world to implement in their education systems, as well as beyond. Only through happiness for all can we hope to create a better world for humanity.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Education Forever

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already starting to reshape the world in many different areas. The applications of this seemingly futuristic technology are beginning to appear in many different industries and sectors of life.

However, AI is yet to start affecting education in a more significant way, but we are towards that. The use of AI in education will necessitate the development of soft skills as AI will aim to take over everything else.

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