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Survey: Higher wages do not equal happiness

When it comes to being happy at work, more money isn't the answer. That's the takeaway from a new EventBoard survey which found more than half of Americans making less than $75,000/year are 'happy/very happy' with their work while fewer than half of those making over $75,000/year agreed.

by Kristina Knight

Ask an American worker on the street if their boss cares about their workplace happiness and chances are most will say the employer doesn't care. The thing is, businesses need to care because research has shown that happier workers are more productive at work.

What makes employees unhappy? Most (60%) say meetings that run long cause conflict at work, and nearly half (41%) say employees miss meetings 'somewhat often' because of scheduling or other conflicts.

"Because the office of today is constantly evolving, we are continually exploring new ways and implementing new technologies to help our employees work more efficiently, which plays a big role in overall productivity and happiness" says Shaun Ritchie, CEO, and co-founder of EventBoard. "EventBoard's platform addresses key areas of concern for employees in today's workplace and aid in resolving conflicts before they become bigger issues, helping employees connect and collaborate more efficiently than ever."

As to what could make employees happier - keeping meetings to time would be a start for most of those surveyed while 41% say they would like to see better conflict resolution.

Tags: employment trends, EventBoard, workplace happiness

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