30 corporate leaders to discuss ‘happiness’ on March 24 in Mumbai


The Happiness Conclave (THC) scheduled for March 24 at the Taj President in Mumbai, is all about some serious discussion on happiness and how organisations can benefit from it.

It’s never a part of any boardroom discussion. Yet, it’s the most important aspect that every organisation aims to achieve—it’s happiness. Be it happiness for customers or happiness for employees, an organisation cannot do without it.

As Adil Malia, CEO, The Firm, says, “Strange, but in turbulent times, the key to thriving is for an enterprise to become ‘net happiness + ‘. A ‘happy enterprise ‘ is based on an open business design where its ‘value creation’ journey is anchored in the values it enshrines and is in ‘Samanvay’ with the values sought after by its people and other stakeholders.”

But do organisations have a strategy in place to achieve happiness?

The Happiness Conclave (THC) scheduled for March 24 at the Taj President in Mumbai, is all about some serious discussion on happiness and how organisations can benefit from it.

The conclave, which is in its second year, is co-created by industry leaders with the objective of bringing together some great minds that can connect happiness to business goals. In fact, the list of speakers includes 30 CXOs (CEOS, CMOs and CHROs) from top-notch companies in India.

Happiness has a different connotation for different sets of people, sectors and industries.

As Rajesh Padmanabhan, director, member–group council & group CHRO at Welspun Group, says, “Enabling a workplace with employees coming to work with a smile in the morning and leaving with a smile in the evening. It’s all about delivering a unique experience, which one carries fondly and recalls at every stage with a smile. It’s not about jobs, roles, careers, but a culture of happiness, which will pave the way for a new-age workplace. Happiness is the realisation in full, of self and team. It fosters a sense of pride and a larger purposeful association.”

Rajesh Padmanabhan

The Conclave will see participation from across sectors and industries, be it IT, pharma, telecom, BFSI, FMCG or even heavy industries and business conglomerates.

Frankly, THC 2.0 has gone beyond the corporate world. An interesting session that participants can look forward to this year is one by Mette Ekeroth, the deputy chief of mission in India from the happiest country in the world, where she will disclose the secret recipe behind happiness in Denmark’s culture and at the workplace.

Prajjal Saha, founder & editor, HRKatha, says, “In the last one year, since our first edition of The Happiness Conclave, we have witnessed a wave of change at the workplace. It is expected that in the near future it will get transformed with human and machines as co-workers. What we are trying to find out is whether the happiness quotient will remain the same at workplace 3.0.”

Adil Malia

Having said that, while everyone seeks to find happiness in their personal and professional lives, striking a perfect balance between the two, Ravi Mishra, regional HR head-South Asia & Middle East, Birla Carbon says, “The stream of action (personal or professional) in our life is ultimately to pursue happiness, similar to how all rivers finally flow down to culminate into the sea.”

So, why should organisations and the navigators of their businesses not discuss the ultimate purpose of everything that they do? One cannot just miss out on this quest for happiness in the workplace.

Come and experience a never before platform where the who’s who from the industry will share insights on defining, discovering and ensuring happiness in workplace 3.0.

(Sodexo, XLRI, NHRDN Pune, NHRDN Mumbai and XoxoDay are partners for The Happiness Conclave).

To check the complete agenda, please log on to The Happiness Conclave

To register for the event, write to sumedha@hrkatha.com


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