2016 Happy Workplaces ConferenceSpeaker presentations from the Conference on 11th May 2016
At Happy Workplaces 2016, we welcomed John Housego of WL Gore (makers of Goretex), who explained how Gore has created an award-winning international company through its trust-based leadership. Simon Perriton of Just IT, Philippa Ward of Global Action Plan and Valentina Culatti of UNIT9 each explained how they had used the principles of the Happy Manifesto to create their happy, successful workplaces, while Shannon Banks spoke about the importance of connection in the workplace. Finally, Tarun and Henry explained how Next Jump operates with a ‘no fire’ policy.
On this page, you can view videos of each of the speakers (both a two-minute clip and a full-length video) with transcripts, and download their PowerPoint presentations.
In this twenty minute video, Esther Stevenson and Libby Gordon explain how they made Christian Aid’s values and principles clear to every member of staff and volunteer, and why you should do this in your organisation.read more
W.L. Gore has been listed on Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For since 1984 due to their value and trust-based culture. John Housego explains what makes W.L. Gore so special.read more
People with a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be motivated and productive – and yet only 42% of people in the UK say they have a friend at work. Find out the importance of connection in this talk from the 2016 Happy Workplaces Conference by Shannon Banks, coach and consultant at Be Leadership.read more
Simon Perriton is a long-term friend of Happy, and his company Just IT has just ‘done the double’ – it’s just been in the Sunday Times ‘Best Workplace’ list and the Great Place to Work list. Simon explains how he has transformed his organisation by helping his staff to work at their best.read more
Global Action Plan is another top performer in our internal staff surveys – but how do they do it? In this 15 minute talk from the 2016 Happy Workplaces Conference, Philippa Ward explains her top tips for creating a happier workplace – particularly in times of change.read more
UNIT9 has had the best ever staff survey we’ve ever seen – and Valentina Culatti explained how she achieved it using the principles from the Happy Manifesto in this inspiring talk from the 2016 Happy Workplaces Conference.read more
Could you be missing out on exciting new talent? Try recruiting for attitude and potential ability. Find out how it works for UNIT9 in this video.read more
In 2013, Harvard released a study called The Harvard Grant Study, the results of it. You might have heard about it: it was a 75-year longitudinal study into what makes us happy and satisfied. And two out of the five core findings of that...read more
My top tips: I think the first one was to name the niggles. Quite often at the beginning of trying to make some change we were trying to solve the problems ourselves, or we were worrying about the things that people were discussing,...read more
So what does everyone think of when they think ‘David Attenborough’? What did you say? He bothers gorillas, yes, in his little t-shirt! In fact, he sits in the middle of them with a hand – well, a claw going over the top, going: “Do you...read more
We have co-CEOs now and talking partners started with them. So everything we do at Next Jump is this framework of one-one-all, so you make it work for yourself, make it work for someone else and then start scaling it to the rest of the...read more
I put that title in particular when I’m talking at a private sector conference because you ask them “Are you as innovative as the public sector?” and they all go “Oh, of course we are!” and then I tell them this story about how GCHQ has...read more