Work with thought leaders and academic experts in Happiness

Companies can greatly benefit from collaborating with academic researchers whose expertise is in the field of Happiness. These researchers can provide valuable insights and strategies to enhance employee well-being, improve productivity, and create a positive work culture. By conducting research and analyzing data, they can identify factors that contribute to happiness in the workplace and develop evidence-based interventions. Additionally, academic researchers can offer training programs and workshops to help employees develop skills such as resilience, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence. Collaborating with these experts can lead to higher employee engagement, reduced turnover, and increased overall organizational success.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in Happiness include Kostadin Kushlev, Ryan Howell, Dr. Erin Westgate, Ph.D., Sonja Lyubomirsky, Jennifer Aaker, Eric S. Kim, Ph.D., Mohsen Omrani, Bernd Stahl, Dr. Sergey Kornilov, and Marian Grendar, Ph.D..

Eric S. Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia
Research Expertise (33)
health psychology
social epidemiology
purpose & meaning
And 28 more
Dr. Kim's program of research aims to identify, understand, and intervene upon the dimensions of psychological well-being (sense of purpose in life, optimism) that reduce the risk of age-related conditions. <br> Around this topic, he has given invited lectures at Universities (Harvard, U. of Penn, MIT, Columbia U.), corporations (UnitedHealth Care, IDEO, AARP, Samsung), and he’s also been invited to speak at and join the working groups of national- and international-think-tanks (United Nations, OECD, Aspen Ideas Festival, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, The Task Force for Global Health, World Government Summit, National Academy of Sciences). He’s also been recognized as one of Forbe’s 30 Under 30 in Healthcare, recipient of the American Journal of Epidemiology's Paper of the Year Award, the American Psychological Association Division 20 (Aging) Early Career Achievement Award, and an Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star. His insights have been featured in the: NY Times, Atlantic, BBC News, NPR, Washington Post. His research has been cited by policy statements/guidelines formulated by the: United Nations, National Academy of Sciences, American Heart Association, the U.S. Surgeon General. Population aging is one of the most important social trends of the 21st century. In both Canada and the U.S., the # of adults aged ≥65 is projected to increase by 45%-55% in the next 15 years. As societies grapple with the rising tide of chronic conditions, healthcare costs, and long-term care costs, it is imperative to develop a science that informs a more comprehensive approach to healthy aging. Dr. Kim’s overarching goal is to substantially help improve the psychological well-being and physical health of our rapidly growing population. In pursuit of this goal, his program of research revolves around 4 interwoven questions. He studies: 1) Several dimensions of psychological well-being (sense of purpose in life, optimism) and how they relate to health outcomes. 2) The behavioral, biological, and neural mechanisms underlying the association between psychological well-being and health. 3) How an individual’s psychological well-being interacts with the surrounding environment to influence behavioral and physical health outcomes; for example, at the meso-level (dyadic dynamics in couples, neighborhood contexts, altruism/volunteering) and the macro-level (social cohesion, social and racial disparities). 4) And he partners with non-profit/healthcare companies to conduct translational research that test scalable interventions.

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Example Happiness projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on Happiness?

Developing a Happiness Index

An academic researcher can work with a company to develop a happiness index that measures employee satisfaction, engagement, and well-being. This index can provide valuable insights into the factors that contribute to happiness in the workplace and help identify areas for improvement.

Designing a Positive Work Culture

By collaborating with an academic researcher, a company can design and implement strategies to create a positive work culture. This may include initiatives such as promoting work-life balance, fostering a sense of community, and recognizing and rewarding employee achievements.

Implementing Employee Well-being Programs

Academic researchers can help companies develop and implement employee well-being programs. These programs may include activities such as mindfulness training, stress management workshops, and physical fitness initiatives, all aimed at improving employee happiness and overall well-being.

Measuring the Impact of Happiness Interventions

Collaborating with an academic researcher allows companies to measure the impact of happiness interventions. By collecting and analyzing data, researchers can assess the effectiveness of interventions such as employee recognition programs, flexible work arrangements, and leadership development initiatives.

Conducting Employee Surveys and Assessments

Academic researchers can assist companies in conducting employee surveys and assessments to gather data on employee happiness, job satisfaction, and work-life balance. This data can provide valuable insights for making informed decisions and implementing targeted interventions.