Exploring happiness in the workplace as an important theme for developing managers post pandemic

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Introduction 


 As the recovery from the global pandemic is taking shape there are indications of a desire to re-think the way our organisations are managed. This special issues seeks to contribute to this debate by focusing on how the concept of happiness management can create the conditions for happy productive and purposeful workplaces. 

As a recovery from the global pandemic takes shape there are indications of a desire to re-think the way our organisations are managed. There are notions of building back better and of fairer and sustainable approaches that resonate with the already established United Nations sustainable development goals ( SDGs).

This special issue seeks to contribute to this debate by focusing on how the concept of happiness management can create the conditions for happy productive and purposeful workplaces. It seeks to better understand the role of managers in enabling happy, productive and purposeful  workplaces.
The pandemic has provided a reminder of the value of people and of human capital and their relationship to performance and productivity. Happiness and wellbeing are central to the UN's 2030 agenda to achieve the SDGs, providing a challenge for organisations to find new way to manage that deliver sustainable and competitive advantages through the happiness of their employees at work.  In this context, the ideas and concepts of positive psychology which gained prominence in the nineties are considered and developed to explore management approaches which might support and inform the debate about the nature of organisations as they emerge from the pandemic.

List of topic areas:

  • Conceptualising happiness management in the context of management development
  • Management development  and happiness management
  • Happiness Management and strategic management   
  • Talent management and happiness management 
  •  Happiness management in human resources strategies
  • Happiness management in the business decision-making process
  • Happiness management and SDGs
  • Occupational health and happiness management   
  • Happiness management and perception of decent work
  • Talent management and happiness management
  • Social marketing and happiness.

Submissions Information:

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Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to ““Please select the issue you are submitting to”. 

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

Guest Editors: 

Rafael Ravina-Ripoll, University of Cadiz, Spain, [email protected]

Esthela Galván-Vela, CETYS University, México, [email protected]

Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu, University of Bucharest, Romania, [email protected] 

Eduardo Ahumada-Tello, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México, [email protected]

Key Dates:

Closing date for manuscripts submission: 30th of March 2023
Closing date for abstract submission: 20th December 2023    
Email for abstract submissions: [email protected], [email protected]