Happy Workers Are More Productive Workers

2289 WordsFeb 26, 200810 Pages
Introduction There are many different opinions about the relationship between happiness and productivity. But does employee happiness affect his or her performance thus increasing productivity? Well that hasn't been proven and there aren't any researches proving that happiness has effect on productivity. "In addition, even though no clear defined theoretical justification for a job satisfaction-performance relation, over time, this supposed happy-productive worker thesis came to be considered as fact by many" (Wright et al., 2002). But before discussing this matter deeply, it is necessary to know what is meant by productivity and job satisfaction. Productivity is a performance measure that includes effectiveness and efficiency and job…show more content…
Not only that, the work design itself can have great influence on employee's satisfaction and happiness. If the work design give the opportunity for the employee to develop and grow and also provides flexibility in work, then that will make the employee satisfied with his work thus happy and motivated. On the other hand, there are many causes which lead to unhappiness such as boredom, repetition and isolation as well as work pressure caused by high workload or high work pace. Finally, it is clear that there is a very strong relationship between job satisfaction and motivation. So if an employee is satisfied with his job, then he or she is happy and motivated. The Relationship between Job Satisfaction and Productivity Does job satisfaction have effect on employee productivity and performance? Well, there are different opinions about that. Some claims that happiness and satisfaction will produce involvement and increase productivity. On the other hand, others expect that when an employee is happy and satisfied then he or she is dull and passive thus motivation will be reduced as well as productivity. Happiness and satisfaction affects productivity "Happier workers are
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