In a 2010 survey by the Conference Board research group, it is suggested that only 45% of Americans are satisfied with their work—an all-time low since the study was established in 1987.
While that’s seven years ago, Dave Anderson, president of the Agoura Hills, Calif.-based Dave Anderson’s Learn to Lead, has some important things to say about employee unhappiness on the job.
Simply stated: It has some very real consequences.
“It is impossible to create a healthy company with unhealthy employees,” says Anderson. “Make no mistake: Unhappy employees are unhealthy employees—psychologically, emotionally, and sometimes even physically. Their misery infects everything they do, and it certainly prevents them from working at top capacity.”