Happiness at Work

At Management 3.0 we don’t just like to talk about happiness, we like to put it into action. 

So how do we do that? By curating content from the industry’s thought leaders and influencers about the best ways to implement tangible, practical daily happiness doses into your life.

Our mission statement at Management 3.0 is: Redefining leadership to create happier people and successful organizations. While most of our Management 3.0 content focuses on practical tools and tips to foster a better workplace culture, it’s also important for us to hone in on the practicality of happiness. What does living and embracing a happy life truly look like both personally and professionally?

Why does it matter to have happy people at work? When we’re happier we’re engaged, we’re motivated and we take ownership not just for our work but for the company as well. This in turn leads to greater all-round success and profitability.

So how can we make being happiness at work the ‘norm’ and not the exception. Below are some tangible resources to read, listen to and explore if you want to take a practical, hands-on approach to being happier.

Happiness is something we create, it is not something to achieve. It is a path you choose not a destination to arrive at.

Jurgen Appelo, Managing for Happiness
12 Steps to Happiness Poster

What is happiness and how do we know what makes us happy? While writing his book, Managing for Happiness, Jurgen Appelo spent time researching and learning about what makes people tick and what drives us to live happy, productive and fulfilling lives. After reading online articles and delving into works such as The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert, The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt and Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, he synthensized the results into what he’s coined as the 12 steps to happiness (all backed by science).

Increase Happiness at Work with Management 3.0

Through our blog, podcast and seminars we delve into a range of topics in a variety of industries all focused on understanding what it takes to not only be happy, but to feel productive and fulfilled in everything that we do. Over the years we’ve spent a lot of time gathering insightful content with the aim of supporting people in making happiness the ‘norm’ and not the exception. 

We are spreading Happiness at Work

Why does happiness at work matter for your business performance? And which tools help improving employee happiness and motivation?

The Management 3.0 team, represented by Katharina William and Marc Nieman, spoke about “Agile leadership = happiness @work?” at the Regional Scrum Gathering 2022. Watch the keynote and learn why organizations should focus on happiness and how to make people happy at work.

Do you want to have Management 3.0 on your stage, too? Reach out to the team via info [at] management30.com


Management 3.0 Blog

Expert tips, tricks and practical advice on pretty much any topic you can think of that has to do with being happy, healthy, productive and fulfilled at work and in life. Our blog has been voted one of the best resource guides for what it takes to live a life you’re passionate about. Content is curated from our community and people of like-mind, so if you feel like you have something to contribute that’s in line with our philosophy get in touch, we’re always looking for fabulous new articles. 


Management 3.0 Happiness at Work Podcast

Our podcast is dedicated to happiness at work. We interview authors, entrepreneurs, coaches, and industry experts to discover what they’re doing to foster happiness in the workplace while living passionate and purposeful lives.

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Within Energize People there is a Management 3.0 Module called Worker Happiness. Learn more about how to cultivate happiness and engagement at your organization.

The main thing I learned is that happiness is something you create — it is not something to achieve.

Jurgen in an article for Entrepreneur Magazine

For more Happiness at Work read Jurgen Appelo’s book “Managing for Happiness” which features games, tools, and practices to motivate any team.

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