The Science of Happiness at Work

Foundations of Well-Being for a Thriving Work Experience

To have a successful work-life balance, you need to first think about what resources are actually available in both, so that you don't feel guilty whether you're immersed in one or the other. Discover in this 4-week course the crucial tools and tips on how you can achieve more well-being and life-balance in a practical, easy, and realistic way.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of well-being in the workplace and define what they mean to you.
  • Create a realistic balance between your personal and professional life.
  • Discover tools to boost workplace engagement and productivity, and explore and initiate strategies to promote well-being.
  • Examine your source of information, learn tactics to deal with unpredictable events, and change for the better.
  • Build techniques to overcome challenging times at work, and a better mindset when things don't go the way you want.

About Host

Noof Aljneibi

Noof Aljneibi

Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology & Director at the Emirates Center for Happiness Research

A graduate of the United Arab Emirates University, and current Director at the Emirates Center for Happiness Research, Noof Aljneibi received her Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. Since then, she has worked with various governmental entities to design and execute strategies in order to promote well-being at the workplace, and is driven to impart essential techniques and knowledge to help build a culture that appreciates well-being, whether you are a team member, team leader, or business owner.

Course Outline

Week 1
The Culture of Wellness

You come to work early in the morning with your cup of coffee, raring to go. Greeting your coworkers, everyone is smiling, all seem excited for work. You have all the tools and resources to perform your work; your team and your leader believes in your ability. This is a place that helps you to learn and grow. Importantly, this is what a culture of wellness at work looks like.

Week 2
How Does Well-Being Affect Performance

Last week we discussed what well-being is, and importantly, what it looks like in the workplace. This week we will be talking about the linkage between the science of well-being and performance. Why is it important that every organization must take care of their employees' well-being? What have studies shown regarding performance and well-being; can you actually perform better if you're happier? Can you be more engaged if you are happier? What is the return on investment when implementing well-being strategies at the workplace? And how can you benefit from all of these findings?

Week 3
How to Manage Stress and Build Mental Resilience

Welcome to Week 3. This week we will explore how managing your stressors, and building a resilient mindset, can help you promote well-being in the workplace. When Covid-19 hit, it changed how we approach planning. But we can still be prepared for the unexpected.

Week 4
Emotional Intelligence at Work

Experts in emotional agility talk about the importance of acknowledging and labeling your emotions, so that you better understand them, the experience, and know how to manage them. This week we’ll focus on utilizing emotional intelligence at work.


Join Noof as she breaks down the culture of wellness, what it looks like, and guides the creation of a healthy work-life balance in this Infijoy master class.

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