Principle #3 - Living JOYELY Ever After!
JOYELY Ever after

Principle #3

3. Increased creativity: A culture of joy encourages creative thinking and problem-solving, which helps teams and organizations come up with innovative solutions.

A culture of joy has been linked to increased creativity and problem-solving due to the release of specific hormones and neurotransmitters that are associated with positive emotions. According to a study published in the journal of Neuroscience, when people experience positive emotions associated with joy, the brain releases dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, which can lead to increased creativity and problem-solving abilities. The brain is wired to respond to positive emotions and experiences, meaning that when an employee experiences joy, their focus and productivity can be improved. Studies have shown that when employees experience enhanced well behind and joy, they are more likely to engage in meaningful work, have a better outlook on the future, and be more motivated to complete their tasks.

In addition, neuroscience research has shown that positive emotions, such as joy, are associated with increased levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is known to be involved in reward-motivated behavior and is associated with increased attention to detail and motivation. This means that when an employee experiences joy, they are more likely to be attentive and engaged with their work. The dopamine released helps increase creativity and motivation, the norepinephrine helps sustain focus and the serotonin helps regulate mood and helps maintain positive emotions.

Furthermore, a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania found that when employees experience joy in the workplace, they are more likely to engage in creative problem-solving, an essential tool for companies to remain competitive in the ever-evolving business landscape of 2023 (Gross, 2019).

Finally, when employees experience a culture of joy and collaboration, they are more likely to form relationships with their coworkers. This sense of connectedness and camaraderie can further increase their creativity and engagement, as they feel supported and valued in their work.


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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