Question # 4
“Happy workers are productive workers”. The idea that happy workers are productive workers developed in the 1930s and 1940s. Based on this managers worked to make their employees happier by focusing on working conditions and work environment. Then, in the 1980s, research suggested that the relationship between job satisfaction and job performance was not particularly high. The authors of this research even went so far to label this relationship as an illusion. More recently though, it has been estimated that the correlation between job satisfaction and job performance is moderately strong.
It is important to note here that the reverse of this relationship might be true, such that, productive workers are likely to be happy workers, or productivity leads to satisfaction. In other words, if you do well on your job, you feel good about it intrinsically.
1.Discuss the above comparison and present your comments.