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The Importance of Job Satisfaction

By David S. Chang


Infographic Design By University of Southern California

A majority of Americans haven’t been satisfied at work since 2005. Employee engagement is crucial to any organization’s success. This infograph shows the top reasons why employees are unhappy, factors important to job satisfaction, the cost of poor engagement, and strategies to improve employee satisfaction.

Reasons Employees are Unhappy

  • are unsatisfied with their compensation
  • are unsatisfied with career advancement opportunities
  • are unsatisfied with employee and management communication
  • are unsatisfied with management’s recognition of employee job performance
  • are unsatisfied with trust between employees and senior management
  • are unsatisfied with job security
  • are unsatisfied with their work
  • are unsatisfied with their relationship with immediate supervisor

40% of American workers report feeling job burnout.

Aspects contributing to burnout

  • workload
  • time pressures
  • manager pressure
  • job security
  • personal pressure

Each year, actively disengaged employees cost American businesses between $450 billion and $550 billion

Factors Important to Job Satisfaction

Top five satisfaction factors

  1. Respectful treatment of all employees at all levels
  2. Competitive compensation
  3. Competitive Benefits
  4. Job Security
  5. Trust between employees and senior management

Top five engagement factors

  1. Employees feel confident they can meet work goals
  2. Employees are determined to accomplish work goals
  3. Employees have a clear understanding of their organization’s vision/mission
  4. Employees have good relationships with co-workers
  5. Employees have opportunities to use their skills and abilities

Strategies to Improve Employee Satisfaction

  1. Compensation and Financial Incentives
  2. Ability to make a difference
  3. Flexible scheduling arrangements
  4. Opportunities for growth
  5. Recognition for accomplishments

David S. Chang

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Wealth Manager and CEO | Chief Editor, Author, Keynote Speaker, Consultant ArtofThinkingSmart.com | Political Consultant | Army Officer National Guard | Living To Fulfill Needs, Solve Problems, and Live Passionately!

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