17. Feb, 2018

Great to talk to happy employees ...

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According to a 2017 Gallup poll "85% of People Worldwide Hate Their Jobs" see  https://returntonow.net/2017/09/22/85-people-hate-jobs-gallup-poll-says/. "The number of global employees described by Gallup as “emotionally disconnected from their workplaces” is only slightly better this year (85%) than four years ago (87%)."

Really unbelievable numbers, but if this is the case you should be blessed to talk to a happy worker everytime it happens 😀. I had the opportunity this week and got 14 arguments, why the potential candidate was not interested at all in my proposal for a new job. I am very thankful for the information he was sharing with me 👍:

  1. A 30 hour work week
  2. Much freedom and confidence to implement your own ideas
  3. A great team
  4. Good connection to the public transport system
  5. Fair workload
  6. An interesting area of work and responsibility
  7. Great office equipment / atmosphere (e.g. plants, bring your own stuff, music, etc.)
  8. Colleagues with whom I can talk well about my private projects
  9. Challenges and interesting technology
  10. Flexitime and trust hours without exploitation
  11. Work culture, which puts the employees and their satisfaction in the center of attention
  12. People responsibility
  13. Nice environment in general
  14. Enough money

Happiness is a critical factor for work, and work is a critical factor for happiness. In one of those life-isn't-fair results, it turns out that the happy outperform the less happy. Happy people work more hours each week - and they work more in their free time, too. Gretchen Rubin,  https://gretchenrubin.com/