HUFFINGTON POST
11/11/2014 08:40 am ET Updated Nov 11, 2014

The Google Engineer Teaching Happiness In Three Steps

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Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful.

A few years ago, Chade-Meng Tan, one of the company’s first engineering employees in Mountain View, noticed many of his colleagues were stressed out and unhappy at work, so he decided to do something about it. He persuaded his bosses to let him create a course that would teach employees mindfulness skills to enhance emotional intelligence and promote wellbeing, and he transitioned to the HR department to run it. In a nod to his employer, he called it Search Inside Yourself, an admittedly corny name that is also the title of his book about the course’s techniques.

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