Principle #4 - Living JOYELY Ever After!
JOYELY Ever after

Principle #4

4. Increased memory: Parts of the brain activated by a culture of joy increased focus, memory, learning ability, creativity, and problem-solving.

Positive emotions such as joy trigger the release of dopamine in the brain as mentioned earlier. Employees can fully experience the feelings of pleasure, motivation, and focus by tapping into the rewards that come with experiencing joy which in turn can improve the overall morale of the workplace, as employees feel more motivated and engaged in their work. In addition, a study conducted by the University of Illinois found that people who experienced positive emotions such as joy experienced improved memory recall and recall of tasks. The study found that positive emotions lead to an increase in the activity of certain regions of the brain that are associated with memory. This increased activity can help people recall memory more quickly and accurately, leading to improved problem-solving abilities.

A study conducted by the University of California, Berkeley, discovered that people who experienced joy had increased activity in the hippocampus, which is a region of the brain associated with learning and memory. This increased activity led to improved problem-solving and creativity.

A study conducted by Allison Rimm for the Harvard Business Review found that when employees feel positive emotions, they are more likely to be productive, creative, and engaged in their work (Rimm, 2013). Hartmann et al. (2021) also conducted a study in 2018 for the Journal of Organizational Behavior in which they found that when employees feel positive emotions, their performance improved. This is because their emotion about a culture of joy leads to growth in team resilience, through growth in mutuality – an expression of high-quality work relations.


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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