Employer Kindness Improves Performance and Mental Health
The way that employers treat their staff makes a huge difference in the lives of the workers and the success of the company. I can vouch for that, as I have been on both sides of the coin. Sometimes you have bosses don’t care about anything but numbers and productions, and micromanage their employees to the minute, making sure to squeeze every single ounce of labor possible out of them. On the other hand you will have employers than understand that a happy worker is more productive, and allow them to manage their own time and utilize their strengths in order to be successful. I am convinced that the latter is a more rewarding work environment, and now, science agrees.
A study from Penn State University found that a simple gesture of kindness from employers was a morale boost and improved employers mental health.
Your job is a huge part of your life and you mental health. Spending most of your day in a stressful environment where you do not feel appreciated will severely affect your mood and the way you feel about yourself. No paycheck, no matter how big, is worth your inner peace and your stress levels. When choosing where to work, choose wisely, and always make your mental health a priority.
In some cases, you may have to choose a lower paying job, but your happiness and quality of life will increase two-fold.