Giffgaff – having a laugh
Who doesn’t like having a go on a scooter and eating a Curly Wurly? This is what was included when Head of Happiness Stephanie Davies was invited into Giffgaff, one of our Laughology friend’s, to deliver a talk on happiness for Blue Monday.
Giffgaff said they would provide the scooter if Stephanie provided the Curly Wurlys – so a deal was done. The scooter isn’t as crazy as it sounds, as Giffgaffs new home is doughnut shaped and has a track round the edge of its work space on which staff can scoot to meet colleagues. Although this is undoubtedly a fun addition to the workspace, Giffgaff wanted to explore happiness further. Laughology put together a special keynote called the Happiness Hypotheses. We explored current theories about happiness and the importance of a variety of emotions for overall happiness and wellbeing.
During the day, people were encouraged to take part in their own micro-experiments to test some theories about happiness. We also shared our Happiness Model, which identifies skills and ways of working that can improve overall happiness and wellbeing in organisations and individuals. These are:
- Coping skills
- Positive relationships
- Personal development
While things like exercise and green spaces are important, these five themes can help people understand what areas of their teams, workplace culture or life need work. You can download our full Happiness Model below and if you’re interested in having us in for a talk about happiness, you can find out more here and watch a similar keynote for FREE.