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The International Week of Happiness at Work

23 - 27 september 2024

We spend a large part of our lives at work, and this has a significant impact on the rest of our lives. Therefore, paying more attention to happiness at work can make a difference. By declaring the last week of September as the Week of Work Happiness, we want to put this theme on the map for as many organizations as possible, both domestically and internationally. This way, we ensure that the movement towards greater work happiness grows, for both organizations and individuals. Are you joining us?

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Participating countries

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edition in 2024

350+

Companies joined

27% of employees have one or more bad workdays per week. Despite the increased attention to Happiness at work, we see that there is still a significant difference between how happy we feel at work and in the rest of our lives. Our work scores significantly lower. That is unfortunate, because we spend a lot of time at work. Moreover, if we are happy there, it also greatly affects the rest of our lives. And happiness of employees is also relevant for organizations. Happy employees are healthier, more engaged, work better together, and are more productive. You would think it would be crazy not to do anything about it, right?

And that is precisely why we in 2018 declared the last week of September as the International Week of Happiness at Work. The International Week of Happiness at Work is meant to connect people and organizations that consider work happiness important. It aims to initiate conversations on how we can make being happy at work the norm. This way, we can collectively work towards putting happiness at work on the agenda everywhere and making it normal to focus on it. Every one and every organization in their own way. This means we do not organize a large international conference, but instead, invite organisations to set up small-scale events.

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