Working conditions in Japan are not making the workers happy. According to the Japan Times if workplace happiness is improved then the productivity will also improve. The system that is already in place only creates unhappy workers. Japan is ranked number 51 of 155 in worker happiness in a study by The United Nations World Happiness report. A professor named Takashi Maeno conducted a similar study with different methods but still concluded that Japan workers are mostly unhappy. He says no freedom in the workplace is a big part of that. The Japanese government are making changes that will make it’s workers more happy.
- Japan remains concerned about the working condition of its people. A new study was developed to shed light on that.
- Results suggest that Japanese workers will be happier if changes are made. That could increase their productivity as well for them.
- Japan is developing reforms in their private sector to manage jobs. That is easier than ever and an important choice to make.
“Based on Maeno’s study, there are four factors that need to be fulfilled in order to make people happy about their jobs: self-realization and growth, connection and gratitude, a sense of optimism, and independence.”