What Drives Workplace Happiness?

What Drives Workplace Happiness?

What Drives Workplace Happiness?What Drives Workplace Happiness?

The current state of the workplace is overall positive, but organizations could do a better job of providing employee recognition.

Mixed ReviewsMixed Reviews

68% of survey respondents are satisfied with their job, but just 50% are satisfied with the growth and development opportunities offered by their employers.

Highly InspiredHighly Inspired

68% said they are motivated to do their “very” best for their company.

Staying PutStaying Put

Just 28% said they intend to seek employment elsewhere within the next year.

Proper BlendProper Blend

59% are satisfied with their company’s state of work-life balance, and only 23% said their work demands interfere with their ability to fulfill family responsibilities.

Pleasant StatePleasant State

Only 33% said they typically feel tense or “stressed out” during the workday, and 60% said they have the resources needed to manage job-related stress.

Top Sources of Work StressTop Sources of Work Stress

Low salaries: 50%, Lack of opportunity for growth/advancement: 43%, Heavy workloads: 41%, Unrealistic job expectations: 40%, Long hours: 40%

Good GrooveGood Groove

78% of survey respondents said they have a positive relationship with their co-workers, and 72% said the same about their supervisors.

Fresh IdeasFresh Ideas

58% said their company offers employees opportunity to apply new knowledge and skills.


Only 50% are satisfied with how their company recognizes employees’ work, and just 47% said this recognition is based upon a fair and useful performance evaluation system.

Passively InvolvedPassively Involved

Only one-half said their employer provides sufficient opportunities to get involved with decision-making, problem-solving and goal-setting at work.

One-Way DiscussionOne-Way Discussion

Just 48% said their company regularly collects feedback from staffers.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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