The research is part of a wider move towards including notions of wellbeing and happiness on the public policy agenda.
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It’s been on the cards for some time. Six months after he arrived in Downing Street, David Cameron voiced a need to "take practical steps to make sure government is properly focused on our quality of life as well as economic growth".
A report released yesterday from the former head of the civil service, Sir Gus O’Donnell, commissioned by the Legatum Institute, explores the impact that wellbeing research is having on policy, and argues for the impact to be ramped up.
Interestingly, the BBC's Mark Easton - who wrote the editorial - floats the notion of schools teaching resilience and character on the curriculum, a superb idea that would help prepare young people more effectively for the working world.
Jamie Lawrence is Insights Director at Wagestream, a financial wellbeing app that makes money less stressful for people in work. Founded by a group of leading financial charities, Wagestream's mission is driven by their social charter: everything they build must improve financial wellbeing. Jamie was previously Managing Editor of HRZone,...