WEBINAR: Feel Good Moments + Win a Pass to WorkHuman 2017

John Baldino

In preparation for our webinar with John Baldino this week, we’ve been exploring this idea of “feel good” moments at work. What is a feel good moment? What is its business impact? How can we capture and amplify those stories across the organization?

By the way, you can register for that webinar here if you haven’t already:

John Baldino & The Power of Feel Good Recognition Moments

Wednesday, August 31st at 11:00 am ET  |  10:00 am CT   |   8:00 am PT  4:00 pm BST

To me, feel good moments are instances where we are able to show our humanity and authenticity at work. They are times when we stop checking our personality and emotions at the door; when we are kind and genuinely recognize each other.

A few months back, the Chief Happiness Officer blog published a post about 5 important findings from the science of happiness that apply at work. It adds excellent context to this conversation and to the power of feel good moments. The findings are:

  1. Positive emotions have many beneficial effects on us and on our job performance. One study found that happiness made people around 12% more productive.
  2. Emotions are contagious. According to WorkHuman speaker Shawn Achor, “Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling.”
  3. Small actions can have a large effect on our happiness. This has to do with how we work together on a day-to-day basis.
  4. Unexpected things make us happy. A lot of what companies do to improve happiness is expected (like annual bonuses). To make room for the unexpected, the CHO blog recommends encouraging random acts of kindness at work.
  5. Making others happy makes us happy. Social, peer-to-peer recognition is one of the most effective ways to encourage and enable colleagues to express appreciation and gratitude.

Do you agree with this list? Is there anything you would add?

We’ll be talking more about this topic with John Baldino, president at Humareso, in our webinar Wednesday, August 31st. You will learn:

  • Lessons from the trenches about how to motivate employees
  • How recognition creates a positive feedback loop
  • Real stories about the impact of “feel good” recognition moments

Is there a feel good moment that comes to mind for you? Please share with us in the comments and we may feature you in the webinar!

As an added bonus, all attendees will be entered to win a complimentary pass to WorkHuman 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona! So be sure to register here soon.

How’s that for a feel good moment?

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