Curated Reads by the National Library, Singapore

With rapid changes in technology and the increasing complexity of the world today, employers are seeking people who are open to new ways of doing things, manage well in the face of unforeseen challenges, and can adjust quickly when plans go awry. Learn how you and your organisation can be more flexible from the resources below.



The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness To Accelerate Your Success
Call no.: 158 SEP

Everyone wants to be happy and successful at work. Yet those goals appear ever elusive given the demands of work and personal life today. The Happiness Track is a life-changing guide to fast-tracking our success and achieving the anxiety-free life we want. 


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Drawing on the latest findings from the fields of cognitive psychology and neuroscience, this book shows that finding joy, happiness and fulfilment is the key to productivity and professional success. As the author explains:

Play has a positive impact on creativity because . . . it helps stimulate positive emotion, which research shows leads to greater insight and better problem solving . . . When we feel good, we gain the ability to pay attention to a wide range of experiences. We see the big picture rather than getting bogged down in the details. (p. 115)


Grab this ebook now or visit our public libraries to borrow a physical copy.


Book cover image credit: All rights reserved, Piatkus, 2016.




Strategies for Work-Life Harmony

A workplace that promotes work-life balance is a win-win situation for employers and employees alike. Visit this Ministry of Manpower website for resources such as toolkits and funding to introduce work-life strategies at your workplace.


5 Reasons Why Workplace Flexibility is Smart Talent Strategy

Savvy leaders understand that talent is the single most important factor in a company’s success . . . to attract and retain that talent, you have to work with them to customize their jobs. This makes people feel valued, which leads to peak performance. The key is to be flexible and collaborative with hours and location.

Read this Forbes article to understand the reasons why workplace flexibility is important today. 


The Happy Secret to Better Work

Many of us believe working hard leads to happiness, but could we think about it the other way around? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that adapting and being happy in the workplace is key to productivity. Watch the video.