Research now suggests companies that try to make employees happy could benefit from improved levels of productivity. David Brent's declaration that he wanted to be remembered as "the man who put a smile on the face of all who he met" may once have been dismissed as management mumbo jumbo. But it appears the Brentmeister General may have been on to something.
Milo October 1, at However, it is made ever worse through the change in the regulatory body as they have very limited knowledge of front line social work as well as social workers not being encouraged to more independent.
Judy October 1, at 5: I liked what I did but found the continual change to budgets and procedures difficult as I was not of the computer age. The programme might be updated overnight with no training. I was unable to take leave without there being trained cover.
As everyone was overworked it was impossible to get cover so I took no leave for 3 years. When I found my husband dead at home I was allowed 3 days off for funeral,inquest,police investigations — no more.
It did not only happen to me. It was made difficult to claim the reduced expenses we were allowed due to difficult computer programme and lack of time allowed while still dealing with clients demands. Eventually my health declined so I was given sick leave by the gp but I was still pressured to return so I resigned and then had a sudden severe stroke but am unable to get any help because I own my house.
Tom Patterson October 2, at 2: Are they really giving themselves Gold Standard awards in the face of this evidence? No wonder so many people are driven to become political in order to try to break this hegemony of power and control, and public perception management!
Claire October 3, at 1: I know I am likely to be abused by not only clients but management too. Yet I go back day after day. I tell people I love my job, because I do. I just want the constant demands and blame culture to disappear and to be left to get on with my work to the best of my abilities.
I know in my heart of hearts this will never happen, yet I still go back day after day. Stan October 7, at More from Community Care.88% of U.S. employees report that they are overall satisfied with their current job.
This is the highest level of satisfaction reported in the past 10 years.
The U.S. has a problem with employee engagement. The job-crafting exercise grants workers the ability to focus on passions, values and strengths (which collectively define happiness) to actively adjust their job tasks and the way they interact.
Many of the workers we surveyed simply changed jobs within their current companies. The top reason cited for an internal move was a desire for further career advancement (%), followed by an interest in expanding skills (%) These reasons suggest that employers and department leaders can increase employee satisfaction by creating more.
Mandatory employment arbitration (Colvin) Federal court employment discrimination (Eisenberg and Hill) State court non-civil rights (Eisenberg and Hill).
But new research suggests there’s some truth in it – many of those training to be teachers have considered leaving and don’t expect to see out their careers in the profession. Employees who are satisfied with their work have a major impact on the growth and success of your company.
By the same token, disengaged employees can have a negative impact on your organization’s ability to become or remain an industry leader.