Neural Hacking: Programming Happiness
From the company that brought you the provocative presentation about the, “ROI of Happiness” at SXSW Interactive 2013, Plasticity (Formerly, The Smile Epidemic) is back to help companies seek better engagement, productivity and overall success, using data.
We know that development tasks are undertaken through cognitive processing abilities, but affective states (i.e. emotions, moods, and feelings) have a large impact on work-related behaviors, cognitive processing activities, and the productivity of individuals. In other words, our state of happiness affects our performance at work.
Jim Moss, former all-star professional athlete and now Founder and CEO of Plasticity, along with Co-Founder Jennifer Moss, Professor and expert in the field of Digital Media, are here to tell us about the lasting impacts of investing in employee engagement. They will provide audiences the opportunity to learn how they too, can hack their state of happiness in the workplace, and improve overall workplace culture using data.
Chief Brand Officer
Jennifer Moss is the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Plasticity Labs; research-backed, enterprise software that uses behavioural science to help organizations tool up their culture.
Plasticity measures social emotional intelligence and harnesses this valuable data to enhance psychological performance skills and attract, train and retain the happiest, highest-performers.
Her long-standing passion for improving workplace culture stemmed from her “60,000 Hours” campaign where she worked with a global team to increase public service awareness. The campaign resulted in 10,000 employees worldwide donating 60,0000 hours of public service in just under one year. For this program, she won The Award of Public Service from the Office of President Obama.
Jennifer is a recognized public speaker, most recently at TEDx Women and at this year's SXSW Interactive Festival in March. Jennifer is a Professor of Public Relations and Social Media and considered an expert in workplace performance. She has written articles for Catalyst Magazine, TechVibes among others and has appeared on Canadian and US National news programs in both print and broadcast cycles.
Chief Happiness Officer
Jim Moss is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Plasticity Labs; research-backed, enterprise software that uses behavioral science to help organizations tool up their culture. Plasticity measures social emotional intelligence and harnesses this valuable data to enhance psychological performance skills and attract, train and retain the happiest, highest-performers.
invited to SXSW Interactive to speak alongside a list of speakers that included Guy Kawasaki, Bill Gates, Al Gore, Simon Sinek and 200 other leaders in innovation, technology and the arts. Arguably, the best interactive festival in the world, Jim spoke as a thought leader on the topic of Psychological Capital and Engagement.
In his role as CEO, Jim leverages human and psychological capital with the overarching goal of changing the way corporations’ value workplace engagement and to make obvious, the financial benefits of that commitment. Jim has been profiled in media around the globe including The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, Canada AM and the CTV National News, among many others. He has been named by the media as an expert in workplace engagement.