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Unsure where to start the International Week of Happiness at Work in your company? Here are our ten best ideas!

  1. Gratitude Wall: Set up a dedicated space where employees can express their gratitude and appreciation for their colleagues. Provide sticky notes or a whiteboard where people can write and share positive messages about their coworkers.
  2. Random Acts of Kindness: Encourage employees to perform small acts of kindness for their colleagues throughout the week. This could include leaving uplifting notes, bringing in treats or snacks, or helping out with tasks without being asked.
  3. Wellness Activities: Organize various wellness activities throughout the week to promote physical and mental well-being. Offer yoga or meditation sessions, encourage employees to take walking breaks together, or provide healthy snacks and refreshments.
  4. Team Building Games: Arrange team-building activities that focus on fostering positive relationships and collaboration among employees. Consider organizing a friendly sports competition, a puzzle-solving challenge, or a creative project where teams work together.
  5. Happiness Champions: Appoint “happiness champions” within different departments or teams who will be responsible for spreading joy and organizing happiness-related initiatives. These champions can plan surprise activities, share motivational quotes, or create a positive atmosphere within their respective groups.
  6. Learning and Development: Offer workshops or training sessions that focus on personal and professional development. These sessions can cover topics such as stress management, work-life balance, communication skills, or enhancing resilience.
  7. Recognition and Rewards: Establish a system for recognizing and rewarding outstanding contributions and achievements throughout the week. This can include certificates, small gifts, or public acknowledgment during team meetings.
  8. Open Communication Channels: Encourage open and transparent communication among employees by organizing forums or Q&A sessions with senior leaders or executives. This allows employees to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns, promoting a positive and inclusive work environment.
  9. Employee Well-being Surveys: Conduct surveys to gauge employee satisfaction, happiness, and well-being in the workplace. Use the feedback received to identify areas of improvement and develop action plans to address any concerns.
  10. Social Events: Plan social events and outings outside of the office to encourage team bonding and provide opportunities for employees to relax and have fun together. This could include team lunches, happy hours, or organizing a company-wide outing or volunteering activity.

Remember, the International Week of Happiness at Work is an opportunity to prioritize employee well-being and create a positive work culture. Be creative, inclusive, and ensure that the activities align with the interests and needs of your employees.


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