The science

We are experts in the science of happiness


Based on robust science

The Happiness at Work Survey is based on a model of wellbeing developed for the UK Government Office of Science’s “Foresight Programme”. The model recognises that happiness and wellbeing are influenced by, and influence, multiple interconnecting factors. In a work context these factors include the organization system, the personal resources that employees bring to work as well as how well they are able to carry out their jobs and their experiences at work. It is through a better understanding of these interconnections that individuals and organizations can identify the changes that will create a happier and more productive workplace.

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12 years experience in measuring wellbeing

Our 12 years experience of working with local, national and international bodies focused on creating measures of wellbeing, including the EU’s statistics office, Eurostat, the UK Office of National Statistics and the OECD is distilled into the Happiness at Work Survey, bringing the latest wellbeing research methodology into the context of work and organizations.

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Founded by leading figure in research into happiness and wellbeing

Happiness Works is founded by Nic Marks, a fellow of the new economics foundation and a board member of Action for Happiness. He is best known for creating the award winning Happy Planet Index the first global measure of sustainable wellbeing. Nic spoke at the prestigious TEDGlobal conference in 2010 on his work and authored one the first TEDBooks – A Happiness Manifesto.