Happyforce and the World Happiness Foundation have prepared the Work Happiness Report, a survey of more than 2,800 workers from all over the world through which they have analyzed the level of well-being or happiness at work globally, as well as what are the aspects that influence her the most.
From this study, some striking data were extracted, such as that 1 in 4 people consider themselves very happy at their job. And the key factors that help them achieve this have to do with the social sphere, where the sense of belonging, listening and recognition are highly valued, and with professional development, where they prioritize learning and progress.
Labor well-being not only benefits the employee, it also benefits the company. As Álex Ríos, CEO of Happyforce, points out, “The happiest people are the most committed to the company and, therefore, happiness and results go hand in hand.” Along the same lines, Raúl Varela Barros, general director of the World Happiness Foundation, declares that “Employee well-being has become a key issue for business success.»
As Happyforce points out based on the data from this study: “It has been proven that there is a direct relationship between the happiness of workers and the commitment they have with the company. When workers feel happy in their work, they are more committed to the company, which translates into higher productivity and less absenteeism. Therefore, it is important to foster a work environment that promotes the happiness and well-being of workers, since this has a significant impact on the success and profitability of the company.”
Labor well-being does not understand borders, but it does understand generations and forms of work
The data provided by this report do not show relevant differences between countries. However, small deviations can be seen if we look at the data according to the age of the workers surveyed.
So, young people value learning and professional development to a greater extent than older ones. These, for their part, grant greater relevance to feeling that their work serves “a higher purpose.”
Regarding the commitment of the workers, los baby boomers they are more committed with your company (22 points), compared to los millenialswho are the least committedwith a score of only 2.4 points.
Certain differences in terms of work models can also be glimpsed from this report. People who work in person are less engaged than those who do it from home or in a hybrid way.
Other notable data from this research point to the job freelance and the service and scientific sectors as those that bring together a greater number of happy workers with your job.