In a province like ours, recognized by the high amount of employment it offers compared to other latitudes of the country. It is essential to ask how to increase the quality of employment and the happiness of employees. Fortunately a new study has been done on this, then I invite you to review the published results.
Paul McDonald, executive director of recruiting firm Robert Half, said: "Happiness is not pleasant, but a necessity for a productive and successful business."
Mr. McDonald represents the company that surveyed more than 12,000 workers in Canada and the US. in their quest to uncover the secrets of satisfaction in the workplace.
As they say, "People leave their managers or bosses, not their companies." The main reason people stay or leave, is because of the relationship they have with their boss, "said Aymee Coget, a leading expert on happiness in the workplace.
A manager can have a big effect on how his subordinates feel, explains Nick Marks, who worked on the research. Who also serves as the founder of Happiness Works, a platform that helps improve work environments.
Mr. Marks after the results obtained through the survey established that those who feel disconnected with their employer are more likely to leave their jobs in a period of one year.
That is why it is necessary to: "Empower workers" and allow them to make decisions on their own. However, much of the happiness at work also boils down to having chosen the right role or position for the person involved.
Who is the happiest?
Company Size More happy: Small business staff of less than 10 people. Less Happy: Employees in organizations of more than 10,000 workers.
Workers Age Happier: 55+ Less happy: 35-54 (this age group is also the most stressed, and less interested in their work).
Area or Field Happier: Marketing and creative professions. Less happy: Financial sector. (Apparently, it has the highest stress levels).
Employer Rol Happier: Senior executive. (Apparently they are the least stressed). Less happy: Sales and customer service personnel.
Although happiness means different things to people, the issues mentioned above are the commonalities that seem to relate to all jobs, companies, workers, genders and sexes.
One interesting fact that the research found is that workers who are proud of their organizations are three times more likely to be happy at work compared to those who do not.
Pride is the strongest engine of happiness for men and women across North America. In legal and accounting professions, appreciation is definitely the most important factor.
The need for recognition was evident when respondents were asked to relate anecdotes of the times at work when they felt happier. Being treated fairly is especially important for women, as shown by the indices obtained.
"A single act of unfair treatment - whether real or perceived, is often enough to turn a happy and satisfied worker into one who is cynical and skeptical of the company," the report says.
People want to feel that their values align with those of the company, that way the shared vision allows a deeper emotional connection with the workplace.
Finally it was established that there is a link between abuse in the workplace and feelings of isolation - shame of employees.
Experts say companies need to address incivility to ensure that workers feel valued.
Recently published data suggest that workers' sense of belonging and safety at work are affected by constant exposure to bad behaviors such as rudeness, being ignored or rejected, especially when dealing with a person in a position of power.
"The most significant finding is that even low-level forms of abuse can embarrass targets and can also threaten their feelings of belonging, affecting both their sense of job security and their physical well-being.
On the other hand, these negative consequences may persist for an average of three days after they occurred, "said Sandy Hershcovis, principal investigator at the Haskayne School of Business.
As you can see then, the most important thing that emerges from the recently published study is that "feeling valued and appreciated by your boss as much as by your co-workers" is not an isolated fact, but rather a collective necessity.
Concern about the increase in employment is an arduous task, which is always demanded from the government on the job, but generating jobs of high human quality is a responsibility that belongs to everyone and in which we all must collaborate.