Austria - We’re not only in it for the money - June 30, 2016

Researchers who measured the feeling of happiness at work concluded that money alone does not make a happy worker. A good work atmosphere, good relationships between colleagues, and interesting work tasks, are more important for many employees. Respondents to their survey (from Austria, Germany and Switzerland) expressed that being given freedom to do their work and achieving targets and feeling confidence is more important that control from above. Self-determination and individualism are seen as important tools for motivation and productivity.



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