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A new study has revealed that workers are more likely to be productive when in a happy and relaxed in the workplace.
The study, which was reported in The Guardian analysed the relationship between productivity and happiness and found that if workplace morale was high, productivity could increase by 12%.
The University of Warwick was responsible for carrying out the study that suggested that ensuring employees felt safe and supported in their place of work would boost morale and allow them to thrive on a professional level.
Although productivity increased when workers felt happier and more relaxed in the workplace, the study highlighted some of the issues that can affect staff morale and productivity.
Support and reassurance to staff are vital in many areas of employment. However, the study highlighted fast-paced areas such as sales and event marketing industry. Although a relaxed and happy workplace is important, the report spoke of the difficulty of motivating staff and keeping them happy during the summer months. Customer spending is at a high in the summer, however, if the weather is sunny outside it can be difficult for staff to be motivated according to the research.
There are many steps employers can and should take to ensure members of staff are happy and comfortable in the workplace. Managers and leaders should be appreciative to workers to ensure that morale is maintained. Employers should also encourage socialising in the workplace to improve morale and a team atmosphere. Employees should feel comfortable in the workplace at all times, and this is down mainly to employees.
Staff can be affected by a number of issues. However, one of the biggest is the loss of a team member through dismissal. This can be added to if the former colleague opts to take legal action resulting in an employment tribunal. Employers have a duty to ensure every member of staff is treated fairly, however, sadly this is not always the case in the workplace.
If you have been overlooked for promotion, suffered discrimination or harassment in the workplace as a result of your gender, race, age or sexual orientation, of if you have been unfairly dismissed or not given an adequate reason for your dismissal, you could be entitled to take legal action against your employer. Many people believe that they do not have the right to take legal action when it fact they do. If your life or work environment is being ruined by some discrimination or harassment, can you afford to not take legal action?
Our team of solicitors understand just how difficult it can be to take legal action in general. Thus, it can be even more so if the parties involved are your former employers. To make a claim, it is important to have as much evidence as possible to support your claim. Any records/emails or conversations between employee and employer that highlight harassment and any witness statements can be used to support your claim.