“We wanted a study on what really matters to people, what makes you happy and satisfied at work". - Rhonda Brighton-Hall 

Happy Workers Report

The Australian on ‘The Happy Worker’s Report‘ by mwah. & Curtin University.

The research is created to identify what matters most to Australian workers.

Rhonda Brighton-Hall was interviewed to discuss the report in detail.

Unhappy Workers

Most full-time employees will spend more than 100,000 hours of their adult lives at work.

But how many of those hours are spent happily working?

Unfortunately for the majority of Australian’s they are spent unhappy.

Unhappy workers lead to lower productivity, higher turnover, and poor culture.

Companies need to know what is most important to Australian workers to improve workplace environments and performance.

An Example

The article also speaks to Tasmanian apple orchardist Lynne Uptin, 72, who fits the picture of the most satisfied worker nationally.

“The community here is wonderful (Tasmania) gets very bad press but it’s not my view of the world” – Lynn Uptin.

As a retired arts administrator who works part-time growing apples, she enjoys the comfort of flexibility.

Using this example to help organisations understand how they can improve working environments.

The Research

The Happy Worker’s Report is the most extensive piece of research ever undertaken in Australia.

Based on HILDA data, it boils the data down to three core factors that make worker’s happy, and a few that detract from happiness.

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