How Happy Are You At Work?

Labour | June 22, 2016
Excel Sheet

Despite a tendency to complain about work, it seems that the majority of people are actually happy with their jobs, according to the World Economic Forum.

Based on the survey of more than 14,000 people in 15 countries by the Edenred-Ipsos Barometer, 71% of employees report feeling positive about their work.

But levels of workplace happiness vary considerably from country to country: 88% of the Indian employees surveyed said they feel positive about their work, compared with just 44% of Japanese workers.

On average, employees are more satisfied with items related to their workplace environment, including equipment, work-life balance and having a clear idea of what is expected of them. Scores related to appreciation and emotion are lower.

India, Mexico, Brazil and Chile scored highest for all the items linked to well-being at work, and specifically for emotional satisfaction. Last on the list is Japan, where employees report considerably lower levels of enjoyment at work than the global average.