2014 Happy Workplaces  Conference

This interactive event was hosted at Google’s offices in London, and featured two speakers from Google – Jennifer Kelly, Global Head of Real Estate, and Yvonne Agyei, Head of Benefits. Other speakers included Julian Birkinshaw of the London Business School, Tansy Drake and Tim Dorsett of Innocent, and Kate Grimes, CEO of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Watch clips and read excerpts from the conference

On this page, you can view full-length, as well as highlight videos of each of the speakers at the 2014 Happy Workplaces Conference.

Nicky Stone at Happy Workplaces 2014

Nicky Stone from Happy talked about how to implement the Happy Manifesto and create a Happy Workplace.

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Henry Stewart Speaking at Happy Workplaces 2014

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Tansy Drake and Tim Dorsett Describe the Innocent Culture

Tansy and Tim speaking at Happy Workplaces 2014.

Innocent are a very unique brand with a very unique culture – hear first hand from two of their key personnel.

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Julian Birkinshaw – The Surprising Lead Indicator of Employee Engagement

Julian Birkinshaw covered everything from habit formation, through road traffic planning, all the way to the surprising lead indicator of employee engagement – and some great inspiration for your upward peer appraisal process.

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Kate Grimes – Autonomy and Patient Care in the NHS

Kate Grimes has risen from hospital porter to CEO of Kingston NHS. In this thoughtful presentation at Happy Workplaces 2014, Kate explains how Kingston created its values-driven culture, promotes autonomy coupled with coaching and accreditation, and poses the question “If we know this stuff works so well, why doesn’t the NHS do more of it?”

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Start Your Meetings With Meditation

A surprise hit at Happy Workplaces 2014 was the Google-led meditation session in the afternoon. Why not try this at your organisation?

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Next Conference: 2025 Happy Workplaces Conference

Our Happy Workplaces Conference is our biggest event of the year, and we'd love for you to join us on Wednesday 25th June!

Our 2024 event was our first ever hybrid event, and so we hope to run next year's in the same way. We will host up to 50 people face-to-face at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, London, and we can host up to 200 people online via Zoom. However you choose to join, there will be interaction, discussion, space for reflection and opportunities to network with others.

Stay tuned for full details of our speakers for next year's event. As always, our speakers share practical, hands-on ideas that you can implement to create happy and engaged workplaces.

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The Happy Conference Methodology

How do we make our conferences great, interactive experiences — where you don’t have to make an effort to meet people and you also get the chance to talk about what you hear?

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