Meet like-minded professionals and share their experiences of creating a great workplace
The evidence is clear: organisations which focus on creating happy workplaces are more productive and more successful. But the knowing-doing gap persists. Many managers struggle to build the culture and practices required for real engagement and performance. Could you be doing more to engage your people at work?
Happy Workplaces 2016 is a one day conference for leaders who are ready to embrace high-trust, high-autonomy, high-performance management. Building on previous Happy Workplace Conferences, our focus for 2016 is squarely on doing. You will leave not only inspired, but fully equipped to take concrete action steps in your organisation.
Hear real examples of how people have created truly great workplaces. From small enterprises to billion dollar companies, and from the CEO to people seeking change from within.
WL Gore (makers of Goretex) has been rated the most innovative company in the US. John will explain a culture that has put this company in the best workplace lists for 18 successive years.
Libby Gordon and Esther Stevenson
Heads of Performance and Development, Christian Aid
Libby and Esther will explain how they used the Happy Manifesto ideas clear principles to provide a clear framework within which people have autonomy.
Managing Director, Be Leadership Ltd
Shannon will discuss the power of connection in creating a happy workplace, based on her years at Microsoft as Head of Talent for Western Europe, and her work with clients at her company, Be Leadership.
Simon will explain how implementing the Happy Manifesto ideas has both increased his company’s profits and got them into the Sunday Times Best Workplace list.
Partner, Global Action Plan
Learn Philippa’s secrets to creating and keeping a great charity workplace.
Tarun Gidoomal and Henry Searle
Co-Heads of UK Office, NextJump
Described as “The Most Successful Company You’ve Never Heard of,” this billion dollar internet company has a unique approach to company culture. This includes a “no fire” policy, where employees cannot be sacked for poor performance. Find out how they do it, and how you can do it too.
Managing Director, Unit 9
Unit 9 has simply the most positive staff survey we have ever seen. Valentina describes how this design studio achieves it.
CEO of Happy and author of the Happy Manifesto
Happy has won awards for the best customer service in the UK (Management Today), Family Friendly Employer of the Year (Parents at Work), London Small Business of the Year (Business in the Community) and Most Inspired Workplace (Inspired Leaders Network). Henry will share the key secrets that made the independent judges rate Happy as the best in the UK, and share ideas from great workplaces that you can copy and learn from.
Optional Workshop: 12th May at Happy, Alie Street
For 2016, we have added an optional 1 day workshop with Happy’s Lead Facilitator Nicky Stone on How to create a happy and productive workplace. This workshop will give more practical ways that you can use straight away to achieve happy and productive workplaces, and become a leader in your workplace.
The day will be structured around lots of small sessions and practical exercises. You will work with the other members of your group throughout, enabling you to learn from your own experience as well as each other.
Testimonials from previous attendees
“Usually at conferences I come away with 2 or 3 good ideas. At Happy Workplaces I had 4 pages worth. Brilliantly done.”Paul Boot
“… like arriving at a party when everybody else is 4 drinks in. I was hit by a wave of euphoria and joi de vivre.”Stefan Stern
Due to increased demand, the conference will now take place at Bridewell Hall in Fleet Street from 9:30am to 5pm.
This new venue is centrally located – the nearest Tube stations are Blackfriars (approx 5min walk) and St Paul’s (7min walk), and City Thameslink is only 2mins walk away.
Entrance is available via St Bride’s Passage (adjoining St Bride’s Church) and Bride Lane.