The importance of fun for a resilient workforce

Research has found that positive emotions play an important, often neglected, role in our day-to-day lives. Good moods, joy, amusement, gratitude, pride, satisfaction and contentment all work to…

  • Broaden our attention, thoughts and actions
    …making us more open to new ideas, more trusting of others, more creative and adaptable, and more flexible.
  • Build our psychological resources
    …making us more confident in our abilities, more emotionally aware, more able to cope, and more able to bounce back.
  • Undo the effect of negative emotions and buffer against stress.

This explains why people work best when they find happiness in what they do. (Source: Fredrickson, 2001; 2010)

New Economics Foundation

NEF aims to create a new economy that works for people and within environmental limits. We are guided by three missions:

A new social settlement
To ensure people are paid well, have more time off to spend with their families, and have access to the things we all need for a decent life.

A Green New Deal
A plan for government-led investment to reduce the carbon we emit and boost nature, while creating a new generation of jobs.

The democratic economy
To devolve state power and transform ownership of the economy to give everyone an equal stake in the places where we live and work.

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