Well it had to happen.
It was only a matter of time before some inquisitive researchers decided to do a survey to prove the obvious : That employees' job satisfaction favourably impacts organisations.
As we know, happy workers increase productivity, go the 'extra mile' and become willing cheerleaders, (without being asked), of companies' brands, thereby boosting their reputations.
It is all common sense.
But here's the kick: This report reveals, among other things, that happy employees may actually make organisations richer.
Yes, they drive financial outcomes; this is not a vague conjecture.
The ultimate trade-off seems simple - organisations strive to provide A,B,C (or whatever their employees value the most, which might not necessarily be more money); and the happy, engaged employees do their jobs plus X,Y,Z .
A win-win situation for both the employees and the companies.
So we want to be helpful.
To smooth out the rough edges in the employment relationship, this discussion forum has been set up to help Management make decisions which would ensure that smart, talented and driven professionals, like yourselves, are happy in their careers.
Before you jump into the discussion, kindly note the guidelines below.
Guidelines for discussion forums
1) Only comments related to the topic would be approved.
2) Please edit your comments for clarity before posting.
3) Language should kindly be kept professional and 'clean' as inappropriate contributions will not be approved. Comments written as personal attacks will also be rejected.
4) Comments submitted after the deadline will not be published.
And now over to you....
Discussion Forum #2 - What Would Make You Happy At Work?
(27 September 2014 - 25 October 2014 at 00.00 West African Time)
Share all. Reveal all.
Even if you are your own boss, tell us what you believe would make your employees happier to work for you.
If you are a one-man/woman entrepreneurial wonder, then what drives you in your chosen field?
Start the conversation and invite others to share their opinions as well.
N.B - First image courtesy of Bplanet, via freedigitalphotos.net. Second image courtesy of Jscreationzs. Animation courtesy of gifgifs.com