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There is growing evidence that when employees are happy, organizations thrive. I know you know this … but there are some pretty astounding facts out there!

I will let the following 25 points speak for themselves:

  1. Happy employees are up to 20% more productive than unhappy employees.
  2. When it comes to salespeople, happiness has an even greater impact, raising sales by 37%.
  3. 39% of workers claim that being happier at their place of work would drive them to work harder.
  4. Happy employees are 19% more accurate at their tasks.
  5. More than 65% of managers say that those who work from ‘home sweet home’ are more productive.
  6. 1 in 3 employees (36%) would give up $5,000 a year in salary to be happier at work.
  7. Workers with depression take 20x more sick days each month.
  8. More than three-quarters of employees believe flexibility at work leads to greater happiness and productivity.
  9. Health care expenditures at high-pressure companies are nearly 50% greater than at other organizations.
  10. 550 million workdays are lost each year due to stress on the job.
  11. 60% to 80% of workplace accidents are attributed to stress.
  12. In the UK, the highest ranked factor contributing to workplace happiness was ‘doing meaningful work’ and feeling connected to a purpose.
  13. Company cultures with ‘top quartile cultures’ post return to shareholders of 60% to 200% higher than others.
  14. Only 13% of employees are engaged at work, meaning the vast majority of working adults doesn’t enjoy their work.
  15. Strong office design can make employees up to 33% happier at work.
  16. Happier employees demonstrate an impressive 79% lower burnout.
  17. Happy employees have a 61% lower likelihood of leaving versus unhappy employees.
  18. 89% of workers at companies that support well-being efforts are more likely to recommend their company as a good place to work.
  19. 89% of HR leaders agree that ongoing peer feedback and check-ins are key for successful outcomes.
  20. 96% of employees believe showing empathy is an important way to advance employee retention.
  21. 61% of employees are burned out on the job.
  22. 61% of employees agree that they have made healthier lifestyle choices because of their company’s wellness program.
  23. 75% of employees quit bosses not jobs.
  24. 70% of employees don’t feel encouraged to grow with the company.
  25. Almost 70% of employees didn’t receive any form of recognition in a month.

In the end, happiness is a pivotal emotion. In fact, positivity and happiness collectively can perform more wonders than all complex management principles combined.

The facts don’t lie!

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