Welcome Happiness Champions!

Welcome Happiness Champions!

Congratulations! We are pleased to extend our congratulations on your recent nomination to become a Happiness Champion with your entity.  Over the next four weeks, you will be asked to complete four short tasks in order to prepare your entity for its contribution to the Happiness Agenda.

Welcome to week 1!

Welcome to week 1!

Welcome to Week 1! This week, we will be introducing you to the Happiness Agenda, a globally unique, science-based approach to prioritising happiness for the city, and a critical component of our smart city transformation, lead by the Smart Dubai Office. You will also have a chance to get to know the Smart Dubai team better, and to meet your fellow Happiness Champions. 

1.1: Instructions

Here are instructions on how to access each week’s tasks, and introductions to which platforms we will be using (includes registration instructions). To ensure a smooth and easy process, we will be using two primary tools: the blog, and a survey platform called Typeform. 

1.2: Happiness Agenda

Here is a short overview of the Happiness Agenda, featuring our strategic objectives and 4-part approach to discover, change, educate and measure happiness for the city. 

1.3: Meet the Happiness Agenda Team

Meet the Smart Dubai team members who will be leading our journey towards happiness through the Happiness Agenda: Her Excellency Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Younus Al Nasser, Dr. Ali Al Azzawi and Danish Farhan.

1.4: Week 1 Discussion Questions

Each week, we will ask you a set of ‘discussion questions’ that are designed to push your thinking about happiness, and your role to impact happiness for the city. We encourage you to be as open as possible in your answers: you aways have the option of answering anonymously.

2: Happiness Meter

2: Happiness Meter

Welcome to week 2! This week, we will be introducing you to the Happiness Meter, a landmark tool to measure the happiness of every resident or visitor to Dubai at customer interaction touchpoints throughout the city. 

2.1: Happiness Meter History

The Happiness Meter is one of Dubai's first strategic 'smart city' initiatives. The world’s first, city-wide, live sentiment capture engine, the meter builds on the vision of Smart Dubai to ‘make Dubai the happiest city on Earth.’

2.2: Case Study Assignment

We are creating a case study for the Happiness Meter, the first measurement tool to capture the happiness of residents and visitors in experiences throughout the city. 

2.3: Week 2 Discussion Questions

Each week, we ask you a set of ‘discussion questions’ that are designed to push your thinking about happiness, and your role to impact happiness for the city. We encourage you to be as open as possible in your answers: you aways have the option of answering anonymously. 

3: Science of Needs

3: Science of Needs

This week, we will be introducing you to the ‘Science of Needs,’ our globally unique scientific framework to address the contributing factors for happiness in our city. All programs and projects under the Happiness Agenda are designed to address these needs in our residents and visitors.

3.1: Science of Needs

To achieve happiness at a city level, the Happiness Agenda sets forth a series of programs designed to discover, influence and satisfy individuals’ affective, basic, cognitive and deeper needs — the essential ingredients for happiness.

3.2: Week 3 Assignment

This week, we want to learn what initiatives, programs and projects your entity is already involved in that address some of the happiness needs of residents and visitors to Dubai. 

3.3: Week 3 Discussion Questions

Each week, we ask you a set of ‘discussion questions’ that are designed to push your thinking about happiness, and your role to impact happiness for the city. We encourage you to be as open as possible in your answers: you aways have the option of answering anonymously. 

4: Happiness Maturity Model

4: Happiness Maturity Model

This week, we will be introducing you to the Happiness Maturity Model, a customised evaluation metric designed to help any organisation in the city determine how embedded happiness is in its corporate culture and strategy.

4.1: Happiness Maturity Model

The Happiness Maturity Model is tool a to uncover both the depth and breadth of happiness-centric decision making at an entity. The model evaluates the awareness of happiness from customer teams; product teams; and senior management across an organisation on a 5-point scale.

4.2: Week 4 Assignment

The Happiness Maturity Model will be an important tool in planning our approach, and evaluating our progress. Your task for this week will be to complete the Happiness Maturity Model assessment for your entity. The form linked here will guide you through this process.

4.3: Week 4 Discussion Questions

Each week, we ask you a set of ‘discussion questions’ that are designed to push your thinking about happiness, and your role to impact happiness for the city. We encourage you to be as open as possible in your answers: you aways have the option of answering anonymously. 

 

    5: Happiness Agenda Roadmap

    5: Happiness Agenda Roadmap

    Welcome to Week 5! This week, we will be sharing with you the full program and projects catalogue within the four Happiness Agenda portfolios. This week, you will be tasked with indicating which programs and projects your entity will be able to own or contribute to.

    5.1: Week 5 Assignment

    Your task this week will kick-start the development of the Happiness Agenda Roadmap by selecting the programs and projects that your entity will own under the Happiness Agenda.