A company that wants to be successful must take its employees' well-being into consideration. Why? Because happy workers are more energetic, creative and are much more productive. But when it comes to workplace satisfaction, the level of happiness changes by region.
In fact, a recent survey found that North American workers report lower levels of workplace well-being compared to every region besides Asia.
The CPP-Myers Brigg survey found that businesses with high work satisfaction experience lower turnover and higher customer loyalty. The study looked at the level of well-being in the workplace for 3,113 individuals worldwide and found that the overall level of workplace satisfaction changes by region.
Survey respondents were asked to rate their level of workplace well-being on a scale of zero to 10, with 10 being the highest level of job satisfaction. The average overall range of well-being, along with several other factors, had a rating of 6.5 - 8.5.
The lowest overall well-being score came from respondents residing in Asia. The highest reported well-being score came from respondents residing in Latin America, closely followed by respondents residing in Australia and New Zealand. North America came in second to last for overall well-being in the workplace after Africa.