The Correlation between Productivity and Workplace Happiness


Much has been said on the correlation between productivity and workplace satisfaction. There are many studies right now on the shift in Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z workforce, focusing on work life balance, and weighing the importance of workplace satisfaction with more traditional selling points like salary and benefits (health insurance, investments, retirement plans, etc). There has been a surge in less traditional benefits, which are seen as enticing reasons to choose to work (or stay) someplace when the position is similar to elsewhere. Some benefits that contribute to workplace satisfaction include:

  • Schedule flexibility
  • Office culture
  • Meaningful work and making a contribution
  • Comfort and ergonomics
  • Continuing education and advancement opportunities
  • Health and fitness
  • Social opportunities to form friendships at work
  • And so many more

To read more about trends that Millennials are looking for in employment and how to appeal in job posting ads, read the Gallup article “What Millennials Want From Work and Life.” Simply put, “Millennials are pushing for change in the world — including in the marketplace and the workplace. They don’t accept ‘that’s the way it has always been done’ as a viable answer.”

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