How can I be happy at work? It seems that more and more people worldwide are asking themselves precisely this question. The COVID-19 pandemic especially made many of us reflect on the work-life balance and ask whether there is more to life than work.
In this episode, we look at important questions surrounding working life today. How to improve your working conditions? How to find the strength to leave an unfulfilling job? How to find the right work-life balance? In short, we ask our speakers to reveal the secrets to boosting happiness at work.
This episode comes from a Nordic Talks event organized by the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. The talk is part of “Nordic Bridges 2022”, a year-long initiative fostering cultural exchange between the Nordic Region and Canada throughout 2022.
“A workplace where people have time for life will ultimately be better for the company”
Linus Feldt, CEO of the Swedish computer game company Filimundus.
This podcast episode features the following speakers
Maayan Ziv (Canada & Israel)
Maayan Ziv is an activist, photographer and CEO. In 2015, she launched AccessNow, a mobile app and website that collects and shares information about the accessibility status of places worldwide - from accessible technologies to infrastructure, public policy, media and communications. Maayan collaborates with private sector companies and government and not-for-profit organizations to challenge norms and empower others to make the future accessible and inclusive for all.
Linus Feldt (Sweden)
Linus Feldt is the CEO and founder of Filimundus, a company creating fun, developmental apps for children. Since making his first game in 1994, Linus has designed and developed over 50 video game titles. At Filimundus, Feldt has focused on gender equality and forward-thinking organizational development, implementing a six-hour workday and taking a values-driven approach. Linus is also an advisor and co-founder of Transition Group, a start-up that has developed an immersive computer game to help employees of large organizations move from a traditional hierarchy to a team-based structure, hopefully becoming more productive and happier on the way.
Sarah Vermunt (Canada)
Sarah Vermunt is the founder of Careergasm and the author of the books "Careergasm: Find Your Way to Feel-Good Work" and "Career Rookie: A Get-it-Together Guide for Grads, Students and Career Newbies". She helps people figure out what they want so they can quit jobs they don't like and do work that feels good. Among others, Sarah has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Fast Company.