Though Americans are working longer hours and maintaining a steady level, if not increasing level, of productivity, they do not maintain that same level of happiness, ranking 14th in the world according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some believe that our failure to find “happiness” in work may stem from that quest itself. That the more we seek for that in the work place the less happy we will be. Rather, by focusing less on our work and more on the overall quality of life, Americans will achieve that happiness that they lack compared to those in other industrialized countries.
- Americans are becoming more productive workers at every level these days. But that isn’t making them happier as people on the whole.
- Americans actually work the longest hours among all the countries being studied. That is a testament to the work ethic espoused by Americans in the business sector.
- The happiness of American workers is a cause of concern among many. The United States was ranked 14th in the World Happiness Report of 2017.
“All that work as led to more productivity, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says American workers are 400% more productive now than they were in the 1950s.
But all that work and productivity is not making us happier. The United States was ranked 14th in the 2017 World”