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The Hacking H(app)iness Keynote and Webinar to Improve Wellbeing at Work

Submitted by: Happathon

Categories: Health & Wellness, Community Development

Posted: Dec 27, 2013 – 07:00 AM EST


NEW YORK, Dec. 27 /CSRwire/ - John C. Havens, founder of The H(app)athon Project and contributing writer for Mashable, has created a keynote speech and webinar based on his upcoming book, Hacking H(app)iness – Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking it Can Change the World (Tarcher/Penguin: March 20, 2014). Havens, who recently presented his first TEDx talk and is speaking at the SXSW Interactive Conference in March about themes in Hacking H(app)iness, has developed the keynote speech and webinar as a way to introduce technologies and methodologies that can increase happiness and wellbeing at work.

Recently interviewed on HuffPost Live about The H(app)athon Project and Hacking H(app)iness, (see video), Havens’ work is focused on the benefits of people reflecting on or tracking their behavior as a way to discover what actions they can take to increase their happiness.

John’s expertise is in technology, having helped a number of clients over the years, including Gillette, HP, and Merck interpret how their brands were perceived online to build relevant engagement with consumers. In addition to writing for or being interviewed by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, USA Today, Forbes, BBC News and Mashable, he has interviewed hundreds of thought leaders from companies like Microsoft, Qualcomm, Google, Starbucks, Weight Watchers, AT&T, Verizon, and dozens of startups.

“Pursuing happiness for its own sake is elusive,” notes Havens. “In my research I’ve discovered that people need specific actions to take based on what they value to see what makes them happy. This is particularly true at work, where according to a recent Gallup survey, only 13% of employees are engaged at work, indicating they’re unhappy and aren’t invested in company goals. By mapping organizational and individual values, employees can better understand their purpose within an organization and take actions that will increase their happiness while moving a company forward at the same time.”

About The Keynote Speech and Webinar
Customized for an organization, this 90-minute Keynote Speech/Webinar is designed to quickly highlight research from Hacking H(app)iness focused on the Workplace.

What attendees will learn:

  • The Quantified Self movement – history, verticals utilizing tools, future impact
  • Personal Data – how to plan and optimize for “Little Data” in the workplace
  • The Science of Happiness – the benefits of positive psychology at work
  • Tracking Values – what to measure/optimize to increase happiness at work

Added value if booked before March 20, 2014:

  • A complimentary copy of Hacking H(app)iness (hardcopy or e-book)

“Socrates said the unexamined life is not worth living,” says Havens. “The same applies to the unexamined job. If you can’t manage what you can’t measure, organizations should work to understand and optimize what makes their employees happy before they leave their jobs.”

For more information, please contact:

Sheldon Senek Speaker's Agent, Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau
Phone: 973-313-9800
Suzanne Williams President, Shreve Williams PR
Phone: 908-375-8159

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