16 Jan Happiness at work – the role of friendships
The most important factor in employee happiness is not money but friendship, reveals research by Chiumento, a multi-disciplinary HR consultancy. Seventy-three per cent of British workers cite good relationships with colleagues as the key reason they enjoy their job, while only 48 per cent cite financial reward.
Despite frequent reports of dissatisfaction with work at this time of year, it is not all doom and gloom according to the Chiumento Happiness Index, released this week. One quarter of employees describe themselves as very happy at work, while only one in five describe themselves as unhappy. But the unhappier an employee is, the more likely they will see money, or a perceived lack of it, to be an underlying cause of their unhappiness.
This article goes on to list and rank the 8 factors most highly associated with happiness at work; as well as the top eight factors linked to un-happiness at work.