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Clyde Valley, a Housing Association based in Motherwell Glasgow, also ‘celebrated’ the International Week of Happiness at Work. They organised a range of events for their staff.

On Monday they started with coffee and cake and a video link from dr. Andy Cope, Doctor of Happiness, giving top tips on how to be happy. On Tuesday they left cards and fortune cookies on staff desks with motivational quotes and positive messages. Besides that they put a smoothie bike in place for a few hours, so staff could pedal away and produce their own healthy smoothie. And they set up a stand with ideas and recipe suggestions for making their own smoothies. On Wednesday they organised a coffee morning in their office in conjunction with McMillan Coffee morning and there was a prize for the best cake. The intention was to round the week of with a staff sports day but due to the Scottish Weather this had to unfortunately be postphoned. So instead they had ice cream cones in the office.   “Definitely some learning for us is not to organise an outdoor event in Scotland in September!” commented one of the organisers.


During the week they tweeted about the various events and a lot of people reacted enthusiastically. “It was really great to have a range of events on through the week which allowed staff to get together and have a bit of fun.” “The short video clip by Andy Cope was particularly  interesting and provided some useful tips on being happy.” “It’s really nice to be part of an organisation that is keen to promote and look after staff happiness at work, any opportunities to take 10minutes out of your day and socialise with your colleagues always promotes a happy atmosphere.”

Keep up!

Besides the comments, also the pictures show that at Clyde Valley they had a great time during the International Week of Happiness at Work. And that is really awesome to hear. We love this kind of initiatives. So keep up the spirit guys! For the next International Week of Happiness at work and also for the rest of the year!

Maartje Wolff

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