The Impact of Workplace Culture on Employee Happiness

Considered together psychological well being job

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stronger [more statistically robust] is the relation between job satisfaction and job performance. Considered together, psychological well-being, job satisfaction and the psychological well-being
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by job satisfaction interaction (the moderator effect) accounted for approximately 25% of the variance in employee job performance ratings. This finding strongly supports the premise of a distinct competitive advantage for those organizations able and willing to foster a psychologically well workforce and work environment. The equation between Happiness and Innovative Behavior Innovation is the key to growing continuously and gaining a competitive edge over others in today’s global economy. In the twenty-first century, there is so much technological advancement and it happens so rapidly almost at a microbial pace, that lagging behind is not an option even for a mid-sized company like XYZ. It has become imperative that organizations strategically deliver cutting-edge products and services, which inadvertently calls for innovative thinking. Google is a prime example of constant innovation, bringing new advances to the global platform of technology. Google, which incorporates organizational behavior best practices, is also well- known for being the number one happy place to work for, based on employee satisfaction surveys. This means those companies that foster creative, stress-free environments are better adept at inspiring individuals to come up with new ideas. Such companies understand the need for nurturing employee happiness and the benefits of providing an affable platform to their employees. Problem Statement and Justification The purpose of this research is to determine those essential elements of happiness that are missing in the current workplace scenario, to understand employee behavior and preferences, and their thoughts regarding these positive changes if they were to be implemented in future, whether it would enhance the employees’ overall motivation to perform better in the workplace and
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inspire innovative minds. Happiness is a state of mind. It is usually a subjective feeling and depends from person to person. It can be achieved by both external factors such as a neighborhood with a good friendly environment or by internal factors such as a mother having a baby. Happiness in the workplace can play a vital role in influencing employees’ minds and motivation levels. And this is why substantial research has been done to prove its importance in the everyday workplace scenario. Caring about employees’ happiness quotient can be rewarding not only to the employees but also the employees and the company in the long run. And yet, one of the most common problems, faced by employees in many small or mid-sized companies is the absence of a happy work culture. Company decision makers may sometimes choose to cut costs from the budget in order to cope with fast-paced business demands and just want to get the work done or sometimes, some small companies fail to recognize the benefits and ignore such needs. But good companies know the value of and invest in their employees’ work environment because it can reap remarkable results. This paper’s research will particularly focus
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