Good news is good news and in the workplace, there’s plenty of it these days. According to CNBC’s nationwide study on workplace satisfaction, 85% of us are happy with our jobs in 2019. This isn’t as potentially odd as it sounds. In previous years, I’ve pointed out somewhat similar results though, 85% is about the highest I can recall.
CNBC’s approach to determining workplace satisfaction is a five-part process and most Americans are happy with all five aspects of their work. Here’s the order of our satisfaction with our work:
- #5: Opportunity (55% happy)
- #4: Pay (65% happy)
- #2: Autonomy (75% happy)
- #2: Contribution (75% happy)
- #1: Meaning (85% happy)
As mentioned earlier the overall satisfaction score is 85%. So, here’s the thing. If you really are miserable at work, you're either unlikely to ever be happy or you should consider changing employers. In today’s economy with near-record low unemployment, the combination of satisfaction and opportunity is as good as it’s ever been.
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