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Happy Melly is a collection of people hands-on resources to help you learn how to be happy at work and to empower you to help others achieve job satisfaction.  The Happy Melly blog is where our Funders, Supporters and an occasional guest sound off on this topic. It’s filled with work-life balance tips, small business resources, how to motivate employees and find out what makes people happy, and how social entrepreneurship is allowing people finally to say “I Love My Job!” 

Do key results lead to objectives? My not-so love affair with OKRs

Do key results lead to objectives? My not-so love affair with OKRs

The Happy Melly team has tried OKRs three times now. I’m not a fan and this blogpost explains why. Maybe by the end you can explain to me better their value. Or offer me a more logical alternative in a never-ending search to find motivating and transparent goal-setting. What is an OKR? Standing for Objective and […]

Occupational Burnout: We all have it. Now what do we do?

Occupational Burnout: We all have it. Now what do we do?

To paraphrase Emily Dickinson, I am burnt out. You are burnt out too. That is a good way to summarize Jessica Rose‘s self-sustainability talk at this year’s Monkigras conference in London. In fact, she talked openly about just getting past a burnout while talking about being burnt out. This year’s craft conference was centered on […]

Is passion the secret ingredient to a sustainable community?

Is passion the secret ingredient to a sustainable community?

Has the Makers Movement brought back the Business Guild? Or has it always endoured? In her Monkigras talk, Dormain Drewitz spun off the Monty Python plague bit “Not Dead Yet”, as she outlined areas — like letter-press printing, antique cars, and at times open source — where, when passionate people are involved, things don’t die away, even […]

Ten Best Blogposts of 2017 for Hands-on Employee Engagement

Ten Best Blogposts of 2017 for Hands-on Employee Engagement

Happy Melly members just don’t know when to give up. We just keep trying to make small changes that will have (hopefully) big impact on happiness at work. That’s why it’s no surprise that’s the common thread running among the top blogposts of 2017 — no more theory, we want practical employee engagement exercises that we […]

Four TED Talks on going your own way

Four TED Talks on going your own way

No Fleetwood Mac haven’t done a TED Talk yet, but writing this piece, I couldn’t get this song out of my head, not about a breakup, but just about going your own way, doing your own thing. And that’s what this month’s happiness challenges have been all about really. Yes, on the surface they are […]

Jurgen Appelo’s Newest Venture: Crowdfunding Agility Scales

Jurgen Appelo’s Newest Venture: Crowdfunding Agility Scales

If you know Jurgen Appelo, you know he is never sitting down. Often quite literally as he runs 30 kilometers a week and travels the world round for work. So for his newest project, we went a different route with an old-fashioned QnA. Jurgen, for those who don’t know you, tell us about you in […]

An Attitude of Gratitude: Say #ThankYou this November (and always!)

An Attitude of Gratitude: Say #ThankYou this November (and always!)

We are taught by our parents and then our teachers to say thank you. So it becomes an automatic thing. But is that a good thing? Nowadays, “thanks” is in our automatic email signatures. We say thanks without even making eye contact with cashiers or even those that hold doors for us. It’s become like […]

Five TED Talks on happiness at parenting

Five TED Talks on happiness at parenting

At Happy Melly, we spend a lot of time focused on work-life balance tips. Or, as juggling it all is often impossible, maybe we mean work-life fusion? Whatever you wanna call it, it’s hard. And, as I’ve learned over the last six months, it’s even harder once you have kids. This month, our challenges have […]

4 TED Talks on why labels don’t matter (or do they?)

4 TED Talks on why labels don’t matter (or do they?)

Maybe it’s the so-called imposter syndrome, but — even though people are searching for specific job titles — much of our members are really reticent to refer to themselves simply. Mainly, so many members are hesitant and even resistant to calling themselves agile coaches. Even though that’s what they are. So, with this in mind — and […]

How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

How to Master the Art of Public Speaking

The idea for this Weekly Happiness Challenge was sparked back in May when member Paul was planning to give a talk for the first time. He had recorded himself doing it, but was struggling to keep it within the time limits. He also wanted to find the right balance between reading and improvising. “Can anyone share any good […]

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