HOW TO BE HAPPY AT WORK: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship

February 9, 2018
Hosted by Olivia Parr-Rud

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Nearly two-thirds of all employees are either actively disengaged or ambivalent about their jobs, as Gallup consistently reports. And while organizations and their leaders are increasingly aware of the importance of workplace engagement and happiness, these goals remain elusive to many. Tune in to learn how Dr. Annie McKee answers the question “HOW TO BE HAPPY AT WORK: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship” with a resounding yes, detailing how happiness—and the full engagement that comes with it —is attainable if we can identify the causes of stress, as well as the solutions to turn it around. Now more than ever, happiness and engagement are critical to the success of organizations, teams and each of us as individuals. Leveraging powerful research, insights and work with numerous leaders and organizations around the world, Dr. McKee uncovers 3 essential elements people must have in order to be happy at work, much of which lie within each one of us.

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In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, global economy, the business landscape is constantly changing. The confluence of big data, emerging technologies, and global connectivity puts unprecedented pressure on companies to become more innovative and agile. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must constantly adapt while continuing to identify and exploit new opportunities. Interestingly, new models are emerging from science and nature that offer a unique perspective – one that sees our global economy as a highly interconnected, continually evolving complex adaptive system. These models unveil powerful insights for optimizing our business strategies and processes. Each week on Quantum Business Insights, Olivia explores these concepts with thought leaders from around the globe. We look for ways to leverage their insights to ignite innovation, inspire our workforce, and create positive outcomes for our companies, our communities, and the planet.

Olivia Parr-Rud

Olivia Parr-Rud is a renowned thought-leader, speaker, author, and consultant in the areas of business intelligence, innovative leadership, and organizational alignment. She is considered a pioneer in the integration of data science and holistic organizational practices that deliver success through the optimal blending of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and practices.

Her early research and innovative advancements in data mining and business intelligence led to the writing of her best-selling book, Data Mining Cookbook, Modeling for Acquisition, Risk and Customer Relationship Management (Wiley, 2001). Realizing the need for enhanced human competencies in fast-paced, high-tech organizations, she was inspired to conduct research in the areas the communication, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, and leadership. This led to the unveiling of links between the global economy, organizational dynamics and complexity science, highlighted in her second book, Business Intelligence Success Factors, Aligning for Success in a Global Economy (Wiley/SAS, 2009).

Olivia lectures and consults internationally in the areas of business intelligence, communication, innovation, and leadership. Her current research is focused on psychology, human capital, brain science, quantum physics, evolutionary biology, systems theory, and complexity science. She holds a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics.

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