Category: workplace economics

How does Job Dissatisfaction affect the organization?


Employee Dissatisfaction and effect on Organization

The employee is a cog in the wheel represented by the organization. The satisfied employee builds a positive image of the organization and improves the performance of the organization and similarly a dissatisfied employee brings with him negativity which can harm not only him but others as well.Dissatisfaction leads to actions which not only hampers his personal performance but also affects the work of others and pulls down the performance of the organization. The employee might ignore work leading to lower productivity.

So the performance of an individual depends on the fact whether he/she  is satisfied/ dissatisfied.

Satisfaction and Productivity

At the individual level Productivity leads to satisfaction rather than satisfaction leading to productivity.However if we move to the organizational level the relation is reversed that is now satisfaction leads to more productive organizations.

Hence it might be concluded that happy worker may or may not be productive but  happy organizations are more productive.

Satisfaction and Absenteeism

There is a consistent negative relation between satisfaction and absenteeism.

Generally in organization there is penalty for absenteeism which is seen as hampering work. However a satisfied employee would not like to miss work and would result in better attendance with less absenteeism. He would love to go to work and do his work. Only thing that changes that is he should love his job.

So what is important, is it happy workers or a happy organization.The answer may be to create challenging environment, supportive conditions and colleagues to make the employee satisfied because he/she directly affects the Organizational performance.


Sexism and the workplace

This week I have read a report about sexism in the workplace and how it is influencing young women on career paths. The report says that in 1000 women interviewed nearly half actually think that sexism is on the rise. Unfortunately this perspective is also affecting the career choices that are being made; very few young women are looking towards leadership or politics as their chosen career. This will have a knock on effect for the country as fewer women will be available to influence the policies and choices for the country, in my view a very sad loss and one that is a cause for concern. How can we be a leading forward thinking nation when more than half of our female inhabitants are not represented?Sexism reports shocks organisers Plan International

One hope for Australia is a lady who this week was awarded the Australian Financial Review’s Women of Influence Award for 2014.. The award went to Elizabeth Broderick, who is currently the Sex Discrimination Commissioner. One of the judges said “She created a whole new agenda around the way we think about women in leadership. Previously I think it had been seen as a bit of a women’s issue,” he said about her work making men central to change. “Rather than that her her to influence the young women who so need her as the role model she surely is. just arguing from one side and being an antagonist, she brought both sides of the debate together and got them working in the same direction. I think it’s been incredible.” Now all we all have to hope that her influence will extend to those young women who feel there is a limited career path for them.Elizabeth broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner wins award