Tue 20-06-2017 16:06 PM

Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers launch ‘Happiness without Borders’ initiative

DUBAI, 20th June, 2017 (WAM) -- Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers from various government agencies has launched the ‘Happiness without Borders’ initiative in an effort to establish happiness and positivity as a lifestyle and a cultural trait in the UAE.

Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers offer free counsel to government and private institutions, where they share experiences and best practices learned at the training sessions organised by the National Happiness and Positivity Programme. This provides guidance and support for these institutions as they go about establishing positive work environments that ensure the happiness of employees, and customer satisfaction.

Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, said, "The ‘Happiness without Borders’ initiative follows the UAE’s general trajectory, which prioritises education and training to empower the national workforce and involve them in government programmes. The initiative also bears testament to the success of the training programme for Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers, whose role was always intended to go beyond their respective organisations to target society as a whole."

The Minister of Happiness applauded the Chief Happiness and Positivity Officers who developed the initiative, urging them to continue the same path and undertake more projects that seek to make a difference in society, especially during the #Year of Giving 2017.

The initiative includes interactive workshops rooted in science that offer support for institutions looking to establish happiness and positivity as corporate culture. It connects these entities to certified experts from the programme, who play an advisory role as the institutions set strategies to spread happiness among employees, customers and society.

Chief Happiness and Positivity Officer at the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, FANR, Salah Al Hashimi, said, "The team behind the initiative sought to use the experience and knowledge we acquired at the training sessions organised by the National Happiness and Positivity Programme, and pass them along to organisations across the UAE to promote happiness and support the nation-wide Year of Giving initiative."

 

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