Here is a very funny TED Talk by Shawn Achor. He takes a surprising look at the science of happiness and the resulting impacts on performance.

This video holds important clues to the huge long term value of building a healthy culture through understanding the psychology of disruption and how to influence people.

We would like to share this with you as part of our efforts to curate a big picture resource pool of assets that you can use to help build a healthy culture. These concepts apply equally to your workplace and your personal orbits.

About the speaker:

Shawn Achor is the CEO of Good Think Inc., where he researches and teaches positive psychology.

Ted Talk introduction:

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

The happy secret to better work (Shawn Achor | TEDxBloomington)