how to reach the peak of your happiness and improve your performance at work

as the cold sets in, it's tempting to want to hibernate, snug in our soft underwear, comfortably ensconced in the "metaphorical caves" that serve as our home offices. if you're feeling like a bear, you're not alone.

we understand. but you know what? your brain plays tricks on you and the Sommet des accélérateurs in february 2024 may just be the thing you need to increase your happiness and improve your performance at work. we're not saying it, science is!

Indeed, as Dr. Laurie Santos repeats ad nauseam in her course on the science of well-being (Yale University's most popular course, by the way), our intuition that we'd be better off alone in our cozy little cocoon is wrong.

Study after study has shown that what brings us the most happiness is human connection(especially if you're introverted by nature!).

Whether it's deep connections or small interactions with friends, family or strangers, happiness is within our reach if we're willing to come out of our "caves".

and who in this VICA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world can afford to sulk about their happiness?

but look at how well life works: the MAIN team is working on the 5th edition of the Sommet des accélérateurs which will take place on February 14, 15 and 16, 2024 (and whose tickets are flying off the shelves like little ponchosIt's such a great opportunity to boost your happiness and make lots of great connections!

get out of your environment to generate new ideas

In addition, neuroscience studies have revealed that encounters in different places or at unusual times stimulate the brain in unique ways. these encounters open up new avenues of thought by exposing the mind to novel sensory experiences. the change of scenery or context stimulates neural connections, encouraging divergent thinking and the generation of original ideas. by creating a break in routine, we encourage the brain to explore new associations and perceive things from a different angle, fuelling the creative process.

who doesn't want to be more creative, inspired and help their brain be even more switched on? P-E-R-S-O-N-N-E.

building stronger communities through networking

talking about being more switched on, science also tells us that frequenting "neutral places", which are not our home or work, allows us to live and share different experiences. the result is the development of meaningful social relationships and the building of stronger communities. third places also act as catalysts to encourage cooperation, collaboration and commitment.

In today's fast-paced globalization, the Quebec economy stands to gain from a concerted effort by its support ecosystem to create the best possible breeding ground, and thus encourage the emergence of as many innovative start-ups as possible.

let's face it: the Manoir du Lac Delage, where the Sommet des accélérateurs will undoubtedly be a great place to strengthen our community.

- Caroline Cloutier, MAIN