IIMbx Course

Crafting Realities: Work, Happiness and Meaning

Course Length  :  6 weeks

Estimated Effort  :  4 – 5 hours/ week

Course Overview

This course draws upon positive psychology, neuroscience, sociology, and philosophy to guide participants in proactively crafting their own work experience. It weaves inputs from these various fields into a series of lectures and experiential exercises.

This course is for anyone who wants to reinvent the way they currently approach and experience their work and their career. It takes an inside-out approach to create change. The focus is on working on one’s own mental models and beliefs with regard to work, career, success, failure, and identity.

Participants will benefit on three levels.

At an intellectual level, they will learn how the brain functions, the way emotions influence the functioning of the brain, and the way the brain receives, processes and makes sense of information. Participants will understand how sensemaking in the brain directly and indirectly translates into behavior; thereby influencing a person’s subjective as well as objective experience at work.

At an experiential level, participants will get to participate in reflective exercises that will allow them to gain a richer and deeper awareness of their own past experiences. They will be able to see and understand the role that their own choices, attitudes and beliefs played in the way their life has unfolded so far. They will also be able to realize the role that other people and society have played in the shaping of their beliefs and attitudes.

At a practical level, participants will learn tried and tested tools that will help them create the change they desire and craft their own future work experience with greater levels of confidence and effectiveness. These include emotional tools from the field of positive psychology, psychological tools that are used in coaching, and established behavioral tools from the field of organizational behavior.

The course is practical, engaging, and potent in its design with a unique mix of lectures, stories, and reflective exercises. These reflective exercises have been shown to create deep and lasting change for the participants. They have been derived over a span of eight years from the instructor’s own experiences teaching this material to MBA students and corporate executives

Crafting Realities: Work, Happiness and Meaning

Course Catalog

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Week 1: Introduction to course
  • Introduction
  • Entrepreneurship Demo
Week 2: R Tutorial - I
  • Installing R & RStudio
  • Basics of RStudio
Week 3: - R Tutorial - II
  • Writing programs in RStudio & HR Demo
Week 4: - Standard Variables - I
  • Uniform Distribution
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Poisson Distribution
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Week 5: Standard Variables - II
  • Exponential Distribution
Week 6: Simulation
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
Week 7: Normal Distribution
  • Properties
  • Basic Application

Crafting Realities: Work, Happiness and Meaning

Learn About Your Course

Target Audience

Anyone can take this course who aspires to create his work a joyful and meaningful journey..

Learning Outcome

  • How beliefs, thoughts, and emotions influence behavior and experience
  • Ways to assess your own mental models and attitudes and recognize how they have shaped your experiences so far
  • Practical tools to leverage your own mental models and emotions to craft your future work experience


This course is wonderful you need to do it at your own phase it’s more about us and the internal thoughts. This course will allow you to see within and work on many strengths of yours. Also gives many tools. Must for all who wants to craft your own reality of life and live happily.

(Kalpana Ramachandran)


I loved the course! I just wish people had interacted more in forum activities. The course has inspired me to make changes in my career and my life. I loved that many scenes were shot in green areas, with flowers by the table and leaves all around. It was so calming. The way the professor talked also helped me understand the concepts, and I liked the stories and examples she used. Thank you, and best regards from Brazil!

(Érica Sousa Miguel Basso)


Ramya was a pleasure to listen to, her positive energy and knowledge was inspiring! Even her personal examples were very relatable and made complex concepts seem very easy to understand The content was powerful, well structured and there was an excellent balance between tutorials and exercises I already recommended this course to 3 people and will continue to, it was of immense value! THANKS Ramya and team! I wish you happiness and success (whatever that may be for you 🙂

(Florencia Tarelli)


Good use of story telling to show examples was very helpful to understand concepts. Thank you learned a lot.

(Loana Battisa)


I’m happy to know that even after completing the course I can still go back to my journal and do the course again.

(Anupama Puthuparambil)

Get In Touch

+91 80 2699 3895


Indian Institute of Management,
Bannerghatta Main Rd,
Karnataka – 560076




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