What is happiness?

Happiness, as opposed to “luck”, is not a coincidence but related to as our personal wellbeing. This state has been researched lately by many different sciences as e.g. neuroscience, positive psychology or happiness economics.

Can you learn happiness?

Neurosciences show that the state we call happiness is a complex colaboration of various hormones and regions in our brain. It could also prove that the human brain can be trained and thus happiness can be learned. Happiness Research provides us with strategies how to improve, measure and control our personal sense of wellbeing in our day-to-day life.

Happiness and success in business – how does this relate to each other?

Happiness economics prove that happiness and business success are strongly related. Leaders, managers and employees who are able to apply happiness strategies are very valuable for organisations. Happier human beings act different than their unhappy counterparts. It could be confirmed that happy people are more productive, healthier and more cooperative.

How do companies benefit from more happiness?

Latest research from happiness economics show that happier organisations are more successful than others. They observed an increase in productivity, a decrease in sick days or employee fluctuation and an improved employer branding. Positive emotions and a better wellbeing of employees not only radiate internally but also affect customers, business partners and the community. A happy organisation is perceived as thus externally and gains higher customer satisfaction and profitability.