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Last updated: 29 July 2021

Happiness in the Workplace in the UK

Who is Happiest at Work in the UK?

Are you happy at your current workplace? How about your colleagues? You will be surprised how happiness can influence the productivity and efficiency of workers. For example, one of the things our infographic highlights is that happy workers are 12% more productive than their unhappy colleagues.

There are several things that can influence happiness, from having a higher salary, to flexible working hours. To get an overall understanding on the different factors influencing happiness, we at Market Inspector created the following infographic titled ‘Happiness in the Workplace.’

In the following visual guide, we scaled the impacts of some of the most common factors of happiness, while also presenting the findings from several surveys and studies on who are the happiest at work in the UK. Our infographic touches upon the happiness of different regions, age groups, industries, positions, types of offices, and even dress codes, as these can all play a role in affecting the level of happiness in the workplace.

As one of the highlights from our visual guide states, Wales turned out to be the happiest region in the United Kingdom, followed by Yorkshire and London. Other findings show that while there seems to be no major differences between age groups, there are significant variances among industries. Human resources was found to be the happiest industry, while tourism and restaurants are the least happy industries.

Similarly, the position of workers and the types of offices also show significant differences when it comes to workplace happiness. In general, business owners and people working from home seemed to be happier.

Another highlight from our infographic is that over 45% of workers reported that feeling overworked was their main cause of stress, while only 18% of workers reported that they have never felt stressed in the workplace.

If you are interested in knowing more, make sure you check out our visual guide below!

Happiness in the Workplace

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