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  • 1. 25th EWMD International Conference Brussels, 20th June 2009 Pursuit of Happiness! Teresa Correia de Lacerda President of EWMD Portugal tlacerda@sapo.pt Mobile: +351 917 236 204
  • 2. Pursuit of Happiness Ultimate Goal of any Human Being: Happiness = Total Satisfaction with Life Source: Andrews & Withey (1976).
  • 3. Pursuit of Happiness Measures: – Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – Wealth Index – Human Development Index (HDI) – Health, Knowledge and GDP per capita – Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) – Subjective Well-being – Happy Planet Index (HPI) – Ecological Efficiency and Human Well-being – Gross National Happiness (GNH)
  • 4. World Map of Happiness green = most happy blue purple orange red = least happy Source: White, A. (2007).
  • 5. Ranking of Countries Countries SWLS Score 1 – DENMARK 273 2 – SWITZERLAND 273 3 – AUSTRIA 260 4 – ICELAND 260 5 – BAHAMAS 257 6 – FINLAND 257 7 – SWEDEN 257 8 – BHUTAN 253 9 – BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 253 10 - CANADA 253 Source: White, A. (2007).
  • 6. Gross National Happiness Ruled his people with more orthodox views based on the traditions of Buddha. Jigme Singye Wangchuck, King of Bhutan (1972 – 2006) http://www.gnh-movement.org True development of human society takes place when material and spiritual development occur.
  • 7. GNH – Four Pillars Sustainable Development Cultural Values Good Natural Governance Environment
  • 8. How to Measure 1. Economic satisfaction 2. Environmental satisfaction 3. Workplace satisfaction 4. Physical health 5. Mental health 6. Social satisfaction 7. Political satisfaction
  • 9. Workplace Satisfaction • Job Satisfaction • Leadership & Organizational Culture • Empowerment • Wage Gap • Work / Life Balance • Diversity • Ethics & Moral Values
  • 10. Mental Health • Self-Esteem • Positive Attitude & Behaviour • Sense of Belonging • Life Purpose • Spirituality
  • 11. Social Satisfaction • Family & Children • Social Relationships • Caring for others • Linking to Community • Volunteer Work
  • 12. Women Total Satisfaction with Life Women decide / Freedom of Choice: • What? • How? • When? With a supportive society ...
  • 13. EWMD Happy Index • Project for 2nd half of 2009 • Index = f (Ws + Mh + Ss + ...) • Survey with EWMD Members • Final Report • Ws – Workplace satisfaction • Mh – Mental health • Ss – Social satisfaction
  • 14. EWMD Happy Index New measure for: • EWMD Members • Any Organization Contributions to Email: tlacerda@sapo.pt Tel: +351 917 236 294
  • 15. “The Time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.” - Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899, civil war veteran, American political leader)
  • 16. Thank You!