This project is a collaboration with Virginia Eatough and Zoe Boden at Birkbeck, University of London. We are interested in what it is like to feel happy – both in terms of its felt, embodied sense and in terms of the way it is thematised. The former aspect dovetails with our phenomenological interest in first-person experience. The latter aspect is particularly applicable to critical organisational studies, because it suggests ways in which the experience of happiness is – and is not – captured in organisational categories such as ‘well-being’, ‘morale’, ‘commitment’, ‘satisfaction’, etc. Virginia is a well-known figure in the phenomenology of emotions field, and has discussed our preliminary findings on radio within the context of David Cameron’s desire to measure the nation’s happiness!