Sonja Heinen discusses hobby-oriented programming which defines developer types (amateur and professional), exploring the correlation between a programmer's happiness and leisure time activities.
Sunil Sadasivan talks about some of Buffer’s culture experiments to illustrate how cultivating and iterating on a team's culture can improve happiness, employee retention, and overall growth.
John Willis breaks down what is known about Burnout. Willis takes a look at some survey data and tries to suggest ways to achieve healthier outcomes for ourselves and our colleagues.
Geoff McDonald discusses the issue of mental health within corporations with case studies drawn from his extensive work with global organizations.
Gitte Klitgaard discusses the stress and stress-induced depression that hits many knowledge workers and offers several tips and tricks to prevent it.
Richard Sheridan discusses the cultural norms that remove fear and encourage experimentation, and the elimination of meetings and the rituals and ceremonies that accompany them.
Linda Rising reflects on the need for an agile approach to work and life, the penalties of a plan-driven way pushed onto agile development, and the best ways to be happy, healthy and productive.
Helen Walton and Pete Burden offer insight into how important culture is to a business and happiness, and the practical tools needed to make a vision become reality.
Jack Hubbard presents a case study of how is life at PropellerNet, explaining why Propellernet is officially the best small company to work for in the UK.
Sergejus Barinovas discusses the challenges, failures and actual steps required to move an organization to continuous delivery and as follows - continuous happiness.
Floyd Marinescu shares how the virtual teams behind InfoQ.com and QCon are run: processes, tools, & mindset needed to run virtually while delivering purpose, autonomy & mastery for over 7 years.
Dan Mezick introduces Gaming Happiness at Work, then discusses related goals, rules and scoring, the relationship between games and happiness, and how to bring it all together in work meetings.