Strategy & Planning

The Road to Happiness – (HNI® Way)

Happiness is Normal Initiative© (HNI® Way)


Who Should Attend:

  • All Business Professionals who are interested in learning about the Happiness Initiative and how to implement it.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you will be able to: 
  • Understand the global shift to measuring Gross National Happiness (GNH)
  • Appreciate the benefits of applying GNH
  • Apply Best Practices on individual, organizational and national levels
  • Implement happiness initiatives in both homes and workplaces
  • Reach a higher level of individual happiness.

Course Content

Module 1: General Understanding 
  • What is happiness?
  • Motivation vs satisfaction
  • Motivation, satisfaction and happiness
  • GDP vs GNH
  • Historical background of GNH
  • Benefits of measuring the GNH
 Module 2:  GNH Measurement 
  • The World Happiness Report
  • How GNH is measured on the Organizational level and National level
  • How the framework differs from one place to another
  • Case Studies:
  • From happy countries to the happiest nations
  • UAE Initiative
  • The Framework of the Plan
Module 3: The Challenges 
  • Difficulties of measuring GNH
  • Different cultures require different measurements and metrics
  • How to overcome the challenges
  • How to cascade down initiatives (the organization-centred approach)
Module 4: Our Roles 
  • The National Goal
  • Aligning the national goal to organizational goals and objectives
  • The role of directors and senior managers
  • The role of middle managers
  • The role of employees
  • What we need to do
Module 5: Action Plans and Initiatives 
  • Initiatives that start at home: Happy Home Initiative©
  • Initiatives that continue in the workplace:
  • Happy Office Tools®
  • The Joy of Work©

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