Positive psychology can be used to increase happiness and wellbeing within the workforce and will therefore be at the forefront of all Happiness@Work project activities. This branch of psychology complements the traditional focus on pathology with the study of human strengths and virtues and the factors that contribute to a full and meaningful life.

The main aim of the project is to increase happiness and satisfaction in the workplace by bringing the positive psychology methodology into practice in micro businesses (10 or less employees), building a support system for both micro businesses managers and employees. This will be realised by bringing M. Seligman’s 5 ingredients of wellbeing into practice and translate them into a context that micro business managers and their employees can relate to.