Choose Happiness @ Work is a tool for increasing team morale, engagement, and performance, grounded in solid science. We call it "Happiness in a Box."

Who needs "Choose Happiness @ Work"

  • Human resource professionals who want to decrease job turnover.
  • Small business owners who want to build strong teams that can solve problems.​
  • Team leaders who want engaged employees that collaborate happily.
  • Anyone who wants to level up the quality and productivity of their work.
Ian Wiggins MA HRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP & Senior Human Resources Generalist

The Participants Didn’t Want to Stop Playing

We used the game at our training last week and it went great! The managers (it was HR training for managers) were a little unsure at first, but as the game rolled on there was so much laughing and discussing going on; it was awesome! The participants didn’t want to stop playing, and since then we have loaned out our copies to some of our departments to play with other teams. Thank you for coming up with such a fun and interactive game that is actually constructive, too.

What is "Choose Happiness @ Work"

Choose Happiness @ Work is a tool for team performance and employee engagement grounded in the science of thriving at work. It leverages cutting-edge neuroscience and positive psychology to facilitate team development, making it more fun than you thought it could be. In the process, you and your team will learn tools and strategies that you can use again and again to solve problems and boost happiness, creativity and productivity.

At its core, Choose Happiness @ Work is a card game that gets your team talking, laughing, and solving real-world workplace problems.

With Choose Happiness @ Work, you are able to tap into your team’s creativity and strengths, foster a company culture of innovation and collaboration, and clear out obstacles that have been in the way of delivering your best work.

Choose Happiness @ Work consists of over 50 common workplace scenarios and over 100 science-based solutions. Each scenario identifies and provides context for a common workplace situation, followed by a succinct scientific justification for why it is a problem at work. The solutions for these scenarios fall within one of four categories:

Practice Positivity
Happy Face Practice Positivity

Teaches strategies that improve mindset and attitude, resulting in increased happiness and engagement for your team.

Subdue Stress
Yoga Pose Subdue Stress

Identifies tips for relaxing about and re-framing stress, preventing stress, and effectively coping with excess or prolonged stress.

Flow to Goals
Target Flow to Goals

Provides tools for creating clear and meaningful goals, tips for getting into-the-zone, and strategies for visualizing and celebrating progress.

Revitalize Relationships
People Standing Revitalize Relationships

Encourages putting people first and building warm relationships at work through a variety of applicable and science-supported techniques.

What managers and employees are saying:

  • "Great way to change perspective!"
  • "I learn by 'doing' so it was a good to put words into action."
  • "Non-threatening way to role play, opportunity to discuss options and other ways to react to situations."
  • "We got to know each other a little better. Got us thinking about creative solutions."
  • "Conversational, lots of laughter, gets you to think outside the box."
Happyness @ Work Game

Liz Dahlager Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Real Solutions to Solve Real Problems

I'm always looking for new ways to help my team grow and work together. I recently had my team play Choose Happiness @ Work. The results were great. We were talking--and laughing and yes, tears were shed. People really opened up and communicated about how they solve problems at work. We discussed real problems, and real solutions to solve those problems. I'd recommend this tool to anyone who wants to get their team talking and working together. It was a great experience and I know we’ll use it again.

Science suggests that a boost in happiness raises productivity between 10 & 25%.

If this tool makes just one person who is contributing $50,000 of value in a year happier, it has paid for itself 20+ times over in the first year alone!

Do you wish you had a tool that allowed you to safely discuss issues, build trust, and boost engagement in your workplace? 

Choose Happiness @ Work​ is that tool.

It engages employees through learning, application, humor and team-building in a fun and collaborative experience.

With Choose Happiness @ Work, you can:

  1. Get employees talking with each other and solving difficult problems without requiring your moderation.
  2. Boost morale and engagement at your next off-site meeting.  
  3. Equip employees with strategies to increase productivity and creativity
Choose Happiness @ Work Game

What Leaders Are Saying About

Choose Happiness @ Work

David Yokom, M.Sc, P.Eng Queens University

A Resounding Success

The card game was a resounding success. In fact, if our group’s laughter disturbed any of our office members, I apologize, but my team really had fun. The game served as a great team building exercise, as well as an opportunity to touch on some of the ‘soft responsibilities’ that relate to solving problems at work.

Lisa Sansom Canadian Positive Psychology Association; Founder, LVS Consulting

Enjoyable and Thought-Provoking

This game can be an ice breaker, a team builder, a leadership development tool, a brainstorming inspiration, a cultural lever and a solo problem-solver. Really, you are only limited by your imagination. No matter how you use this game, it’s enjoyable and thought-provoking.

Shannon Polly Founder, Shannon Polly & Associates

Effective at Getting to New Solutions

I will admit that I’m actually not a big fan of games…and I usually find that they can dumb down the science of positive psychology. This game, however, is both fun, effective at getting to new solutions, and the science is well-represented and not overly complicated or overly simplified. I found many suggestions that I wanted to pull out so that I could remember them at work!

Who says you can't buy happiness?

With Choose Happiness @ Work you can look forward to learning more about the science of happiness at work, and learning more about how each other think and deal with workplace issues. 

As a result, you can anticipate improved team member engagement, higher creativity, more team and individual productivity, and increased resilience to common, and not-so-common, workplace problems. 

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Choose Happiness @ Work includes:

  • 100+ research-based solutions
  • 50+ common workplace scenarios
  • 7 science of happiness category cards
  • Full access to online database of sources
  • Access to online videos and free resources
  • Complete instructions and over 15 more ways to play
Scott Crabtree Happy Brain Science Founder and Chief Happiness Officer

Happier people are more successful, more creative, energetic, resilient...

…They work better together. They absorb more information. They have more tools in their tool belt to help them handle whatever life throws them. They are healthier, they live longer — and they show up fully at work more often.” – Scott Crabtree

About the Game's Creator

Scott Crabtree
Creator of Happiness @ Work

As the Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Brain Science, Scott Crabtree empowers individuals and organizations to apply findings from cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology to boost productivity and happiness at work.

In his 25-year career, Scott has served as a leader in game development and software engineering. He’s founded startups and worked at a variety of technology companies large and small. In early 2012, he resigned his position as Tech Strategist at Intel to pursue his passion full time: helping people apply science to be happier and more successful.

Dan Roy Game Designer

Promising Solutions to Sticky Problems

I checked this game out mostly as a fan of learning games and positive psychology, but I quickly found much more to like. I played it with co-workers, and within the first few minutes we had already come up with promising solutions to sticky problems. It side-stepped all the tension that could come from raising issues outside of this casual context. Best of all, it gave us concrete next steps. I wanted to take the cards out of the deck and tape them to my monitor! This is a tool I’ll turn to again and again.

Research suggests the rate of job turnover at organizations with high performance culture is under 14%...

...whereas the probability of job turnover in low company cultures is over 48% percent.

Tools that increase employee happiness can dramatically reduce turnover and increase productivity.

Only $248

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Check with your employer to see if Choose Happiness @ Work is a reimbursable expense for your team.​

​​Maartje Wolff Co-Founder, Happy Office

We Love to Play!

We love to play the Choose Happiness @ Work game in our training sessions! Players learn a lot and have fun together. Awesome tool!