Principle #18 - Living JOYELY Ever After!
JOYELY Ever after

Principle #18

18. Increased optimism: Being in a state of joy more often allows teams to remain optimistic, helping them stay focused on their goals.

A culture of joy leads to increased optimism for companies in 2023 because when colleagues feel joyous, they have an overall more positive outlook. This is supported by scientific evidence, as research has found that positive states of mind can physically alter the brain. According to a study published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, “positive states of mind can lead to greater functional connectivity in the brain, specifically in the areas associated with reward processing, such as the ventral striatum and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex.” (Jollans et al., 2016).  When you can process rewards clearly, focusing on your goals becomes easier.

Furthermore, research from the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan found that a joyful culture was associated with a 17% reduction in stress among employees. 

The same study also found that a joyful workplace was linked to an 18% increase in self-efficacy and a 15% increase in job satisfaction (Gollwitzer & Moskowitz, 2004).

When self-efficacy is prioritized, the set of beliefs about our ability to complete our work, we can then expect increased job satisfaction,  which leads to optimistic attitudes.


What we do at JOYELY in our corporate programs offers products and services that promote joy in the workplace.  The Culture of Joy programs offer team-building activities, wellness programs, and training sessions on work-life integration.  We make sure all interactions are engaging, interactive, fun, and relatable, as well as easy and simple to understand.

JOYELY’s Chair of Joy Experience and specialized joy-enhancing techniques help increase productivity and build upon profitability strategies while decreasing turnover. We do all this while creating a healthier and more successful business.

Each company we work with is unique!  At JOYELY, we consider the needs and values of each corporation we decide to work with. For example, we pay particular attention to the company mission and make sure there is an alignment of our approach and joy with the company’s mission or values.

Overall, we clearly communicate with corporations the extreme value of joy and the powerful science that backs a Culture of Joy.  Our own unique research is outlined in the article, 21 Science-Based Reasons Why a Culture of JOY Is the Most Important Decision Your Company Can Make in 2023 will begin to create great results quickly.

We offer a 1–2-hour complimentary COJ Experience to select companies as an example of the Year of Joy Corporate Program.

Simply reach out to our JOYELY Team at or you are welcome to connect with our founder, Sheryl Lynn at 949-303-5219 or

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It’s time to immerse ourselves completely in the conversation of joy, to prioritize it above most things.. There’s no time to wait; it’s a matter of life and death.

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