There has been a 20% drop in workplace happiness over the past three years. A recent survey shows that many report being so dissatisfied that they struggle to get out of bed to go to work, and 79% of those surveyed can’t recall anything from the last month that has made them feeling positive. Open Access Government brought this to our attention in their article, “Is Smart Working contributing to employee unhappiness?

The traditional argument is that even before getting to work, the commute for many is often ridiculously expensive and exhausting, regardless of what is waiting for them at the other end. However, the alarming pace at which levels of workplace happiness are dropping coincides with rapid change in the way new models of work that use new technologies and the development of existing technologies to improve both the performance and the satisfaction that is obtained from the job – also known as Smart Working.

Smart Working is an alternative to working deployed. We are social creatures at heart, and working from home only suits us for part of the time.

Melody K. Smith

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