Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
Positive Business DC today announced that Jocelyn S. Davis will lead a webinar on how to develop happier workplaces, of interest to individuals and managers alike. Davis, president and co-founder of Nelson Hart, bases her work on the science of positive psychology. During the webinar, Davis will reveal those attributes that enable an organization to outperform the competition by focusing on what its people need to thrive. The one-hour webinar, scheduled for April 2 at noon EST, is Positive Business DC’s eighth event including three online events.
“Managers seeking to create exciting, high performance workplaces will definitely want to attend,” says Marcia Moran, co-founder of Positive Business DC. “It seems that everywhere we turn, companies are clamoring for low-cost way ways to improve outcomes. The research shows that happy people are three times more creative than their less-happy co-workers, which leads to innovation, better execution, and competitive advantages. Our approach is to help people work to their strengths, foster a supportive workplace and community, and recognize people for their contributions.”
The idea of Happiness at Work has gained momentum since Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh first wrote about the benefits of deliberately building healthy cultures in Delivering Happiness. Research shows that happy employees are 31% more productive and generate 37% greater sales than their less engaged counterparts. During the webinar, Davis will reveal key elements related to using happiness at work as a performance metric.
Registration for the Happiness at Work webinar is free and open to all who are interested in the impact positive psychology has on individual performance, leadership, and overall business performance.
About Jocelyn S. Davis
Jocelyn S. Davis is the president and co-founder of Nelson Hart LLC, a women-owned consulting firm that helps clients develop workplaces where individuals flourish and organizations thrive. Davis is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Clark School of Engineering, Project Management Program where she teaches two innovative applied positive psychology courses: Managing Project Teams and Evolving as a Leader. These courses incorporate the most recent research and practice from positive psychology, the science of how people flourish. She is a founding member of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology headquartered in the U.K. and of the International Positive Psychology Association in the U.S.
About Positive Business DC
Positive Business DC (@PositiveBizDC) was founded in 2012 by Shannon Polly (@shannonpolly), MAPP, Marcia Moran (@mmoran76), and Donna Hemmert (@dhemmert) to inform and inspire leaders across the Metro DC region to increase well-being, productivity and profitability in the workplace. More than a decade of rigorous scientific research shows that well-being can be measured, taught, and increased through the tools developed from the science of positive psychology. Infusing these elements into corporate DNA enables organizations to increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and turnover, and drastically improve the bottom line.