$600 – $750

Fulfillment in the Workplace (One-Day Professional Seminar)

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Firms with higher levels of employee satisfaction routinely out-perform those with lower employee satisfaction. This seminar will provide participants with valuable insights into why employee well-being is such a powerful driver of firm profits and performance and what employees and managers can do to enhance employee well-being.


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Several findings have shown that one of the most important determinants of firm-value and firm-profits is employee well-being. For instance, firms with higher levels of employee satisfaction routinely out-perform those with lower employee satisfaction in terms of stock performance and customer satisfaction. Thus employee well-being is an important driver—perhaps one of the most important drivers—of firm profits and performance.

This seminar will provide participants with valuable insights into: 1) why employee well-being is such a powerful driver of firm profits and performance, and 2) what employees and managers can do to enhance employee well-being. Both of these questions will be explored from the lens of science, particularly positive psychology and behavioral economics.

In particular, participants can expect to become more knowledgeable about:

  1. The three main determinants of happiness,
  2. The three goals that all humans desire, and
  3. Policies and practices with a proven track record of improving employee happiness

This seminar will be useful to anyone who wishes to enhance his or her own well-being, and to those interested in enhancing the well-being of employees in his/her organization.

I believe that the best learning happens when participants are engaged and having fun. So, the seminar will focus less on lectures, and more on activities that promote self-discovery and interactivity. Specifically, participants can expect to complete several research-backed scales that help identify strengths and values. Participants can also expect to get to know the other participants at a deeper, more “real self” (as opposed to PR-self) level.


About the Faculty

Raj Raghunathan, a Professor of Marketing at UT Austin, juxtaposes theories from psychology, behavioral sciences, decision theory, and marketing to document and explain interrelationships between affect and consumption behavior. His work has been cited in mass media outlets such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Austin American Statesman, The Houston Chronicle, and Selfmagazine.

He has taught in the executive program at the McCombs School of Business for more than seven years. In addition, he has taught executives from around the world, including Thailand, Finland, and China. He writes about his views on creativity, productivity, leadership, and self-regulation on his popular Psychology Today blog, Sapient Nature


Who Should Attend?

While all HDO Seminars are developed with wide-ranging applicability in mind, the following individuals and groups will likely find Fulfillment in the Workplace most directly relevant to their work:

  • Senior/Executive Leadership
  • Middle Management
  • Team Leaders & Supervisors
  • Human Resources/Recruiting Directors & Managers
  • Individuals or teams working for organizations that already emphasize the “triple bottom-line” (profits, customer welfare, and employee welfare)


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Questions?

If you have questions prior to registering, please see our Professional Training FAQ or contact Lewis Miller, HDO's Marketing Coordinator, at lewismiller@utexas.edu / 512-232-8330.

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