workplace discontent, survery, unhappy workers

New Study Reveals Over Half Of Workers Unhappy At Work

Even in the modern remote-to-hybrid work environment, a new study by HP Inc. has revealed that more than half of workers are unhappy with their jobs.

Over 15,000 employees from a variety of fields in 12 different countries participated in the “Work Relationship Index,” where they detailed their level of discontent with their employer.

One of the most staggering statistics exposed was that 62% of employees felt their negative experience at work has affected their physical wellness. Conversely, only 27% of employees at “desk-based” jobs, considered “knowledge” workers, felt that they actually had a positive relationship with their workplace.

Work morale is so abysmal that 83% of those unhappy in their current positions would be willing to take a pay cut in order to feel better mentally..

These results have led researchers to encourage employers to shift their work dynamics so that employees have a better experience, which can lead to better productivity. President and CEO of HP Inc., Enrique Lores, said in a statement that the findings should not discourage employers.

“There is a huge opportunity to strengthen the world’s relationship with work in ways that are both good for people and good for business,” shared Lores, as reported by Entrepreneur. “As leaders, we must always reject the false choice between productivity and happiness. The most successful companies are built on cultures that enable employees to excel in their careers while thriving outside of work.”

What is primarily causing these negative sentiments is the stressors and inability to maintain a work-life balance, as management must do a better job at ensuring the general well-being of those under their supervision. Remaining fulfilled outside of one’s work responsibilities and managing work expectations from both parties is the suggested remedy to employment discontentment.

RELATED CONTENT: New Survey: 66% of Financial Executives Would Rather Quit Than Give Up Remote Work