FIFA May Mean Happier AND Smarter Employees

As The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup descends upon our lives again after (for many) four long years; as managers, we need to embrace it. Instead of worrying that it will derail productivity, increase “sick” days and throw..

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Jennifer Moss Speaks at Demand Success

The first week of June, I attended the Demand Success 2014 Vocus Conference in Washington D.C. to present on the topic of How Happier Cultures Create Happier Brands. It was a fantastic opportunity to join the ranks of speakers that included Randi Zuckerberg, Adrian..

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Give a Little, Get a Lot: Why Giving Social Support at Work is Important

If you search Google for “co-workers” you’re likely to see articles like “The 10 co-workers you never want to work with,” “The 5 most annoying coworkers: how to deal with them,” or “10 types of co-workers no one would miss.” Search for images of co-workers, and..

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The Power of the 1%: How Small Changes Net Big Results

How can a tiny change have world-class impact?

In January of 2010, Dave Brailsford set out to change the face of top-tier cycling. He had just created Britain’s now-famous Team Sky, a national cycling team that competes in all the major world events and the..

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Does Money Make People Happy?

Does money make people happy? That’s a good question and not the first time it has been posed.

I am a single mom and a PhD student living on a modest scholarship, and I know for certain that money would improve my life circumstances and make me a lot happier!

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World Happiness Day 2014

Who would have thought.

A little over 4 years ago I was a professional athlete. I ran up the side of mountains to train for my regular season, until suddenly, I contracted a strange neuromuscular disease.

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What Neuroscience Tells Us About Successful Decision Making

On September 13th, 1848, Phineas Gage was 25 years old. He was handsome, in the prime of his life, and was foreman of a railroad crew. As his employer put it, Phineas Gage was "…the most effi­cient and capable foreman in their employ... a shrewd, smart businessman,..

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Who Gives a Thanks

At Plasticity Labs, we focus on positive interactions and recognition as an important part of the type of interactions that create a happier workplace. Recognition is often paired with other forms of positive interactions like optimism, gratitude, empathy,..

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New Year, New Look!

For those of you who have stuck with us from the days of our inception as a small gratitude organization called, the Smile Epidemic and find yourselves here, on our new Plasticity Labs website. Thank you, sincerely, from the bottom of our hearts.

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