Who we are, and why we're just a little bit cool ...
Happy Sandpit is a South Africa-based experiential think tank with a focus on organisational culture, employee engagement and leadership. Established in 2012 on the back of the book How to build a Happy Sandpit, we create original research in the three focus areas and share the findings through a variety of activities and media outlined throughout this website.
We believe – and we base everything we do on this belief – that people are inherently good, intelligent, innovative and honest and that we (like … all of us) really just want to do something cool and interesting and get some basic recognition for it. It’s not especially revolutionary, but perhaps that’s the point. We think when it comes to people, the answers have all already been learned. All we have to do is find them again. Its a process of exploration, but it’s a ton of fun and it keeps us very, very busy.
The capital letter is his. Chief. Seriously (!). Anyhoo, Colin J. Browne is the author of How to build a Happy Sandpit, a book he wrote about the smart, cool, innovative and humane ideas that run through so many of the finest Southern African companies. That was the jumping off point and the rest is ongoing.