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Happiness at Work Matters. When we achieve greater job satisfaction it has a huge impact on the productivity of our workers. The Happy Melly Business Network brings together videos, podcast, blogs, work life balance tips, and other valuable resources for entrepreneurs, managers and individuals who want to inspire happiness in their organization. So hopefully “I love my job” will become the new normal.

Five TED talks to make you laugh, cry and contemplate

Five TED talks to make you laugh, cry and contemplate

I enjoyed writing the first TED talk article so much that I decided to dedicate my last article for Happy Melly to the second in the series. Who wouldn’t want to spend a day listening to TED talks and then write about them?! The TED platform is dedicated to ideas worth spreading. Taking great ideas […]

What ants can teach us about self-organization

What ants can teach us about self-organization

I listened to a fascinating episode on NPR’s TED Radio Hour a few months back, Why ants don’t need a leader. The interview with biologist Deborah Gordon fascinated me. Picture this: the world’s largest ant colony stretches over 3,700 miles and it has been completely constructed by ants who self-organize through the interaction of individuals. […]

Seeking Social Media and Content Superhero

Seeking Social Media and Content Superhero

As I set off on the long and winding road of the startup, I leave my role as storyteller for Happy Melly with a heavy heart. It’s been a wonderfully fulfilling experience for me, working with such a talented and passionate group of people, dedicated to making people feel happier in their workplace. I start […]

The Seven Principles of Managing for Creativity

The Seven Principles of Managing for Creativity

Creativity and Innovation have always been at the heart of every successful organization. Yet until recently, the responsibility of innovating new ideas and products was left to the R&D and Creative Teams. Managing creativity was something of an enigma. How do you manage something so abstract as innovation? In recent years the role of the Creativity […]

Six TED Talks to Inspire and Motivate Change

Six TED Talks to Inspire and Motivate Change

TED talks have become a source of great inspiration in recent years. They give us an insight into so many of life’s great questions and conundrums: How great leaders inspire; why we do what we do; the science of happiness, and why looks aren’t everything. They introduce us to new technologies and amazing feats of […]

The Mindful Business Conference: Experiments in Mindfulness

The Mindful Business Conference: Experiments in Mindfulness

As some of the world’s top organizations put the importance of employee health and happiness first, the question of how to create a more stress-free workplace environment is a hot topic. At last year’s World Economic Forum, the practice of mindfulness was one of the most widely discussed topics on the agenda, with several sessions […]

Delegation Boards: The Sequel, or why you should update!

Delegation Boards: The Sequel, or why you should update!

Our Happy Melly team created a team delegation board last year that gave each of us the authority to make decisions on most aspects of the day-to-day running of the Happy Melly One organization. Of course we can’t make decisions on everything: we can’t change the company name or purpose, we can’t buy a 2,000 […]

#Infographic: There’s no success without failure

#Infographic: There’s no success without failure

Fact: In work, life and love, we fail. We would rather that failure wasn’t part of life’s complex strategy, but we do fail nevertheless, repeatedly. And some more spectacularly than others. The key is to accept that the hard work wasn’t in vain and have the courage and stamina to keep going and to move on to […]

Happy Melly Reorganization Part One: Dazed and Confused

Happy Melly Reorganization Part One: Dazed and Confused

Happy Melly is going through an organizational redesign and since we’re a totally transparent experiment in progress, we’ll be sharing the process as it happens. Our CEO, Jurgen Appelo is relaunching his book Management 3.0 #Workout, which will be out on June 27th 2016, in its new and improved guise, Managing For Happiness. Understandably, he’s […]

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