While there may be major studies about how the social media cost distractions are costing businesses millions of money, a recent research conducted by James Fowler at UC San Diego shows that social media also contributes in enhancing happiness and productivity in the workplace.
An infographic published by Socialcast illustrates that happy and engaged employees are more efficient and productive workers.
From 51.4% to 47.0%., Americans happiness with their work environment has decreased in the past four years from. According to a 2009 study of US employees, the most happy and satisfied employees are those who feel that their jobs are secured. As a result, 86% of engaged employees and happywith their work contribute to 19.2 percent in the company’s operating income.
The top 5 happiest careers in the country are:
1. Biotechnology workers
2. Customer service representatives
4. Administrative assistants
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Also, a research from McKinsey suggests that companies using social media or “collaborative Web 2.0 technologies” are achieving higher profits.
It looks like employees could use some Lolcat photos shared on Facebook or funny jokes sent via the instant messenger to help spread happiness and productivity at times.