Why are the Dutch so happy with their work? For one, positive contact with colleagues plays a major role. The statement "I have nice colleagues" on average scored an 8.1. More than 78% of employees believe that having a good relationship with colleagues, positively impacts their work. An additional factor in influencing work enjoyment, is the possibility of development of personal interest. Dutch employees feel that they directly contribute through their work (again score of 8.1), which leads them to pursue options in personal development (score of 7.8).
Love / hate relationship
"Work provides satisfaction in various areas," describes Guido Heezen, director and founder of Effectory, "In addition to the financial need to work - work provides structure, social contacts and personal growth." Heezen continues, "It is striking that employees often have a kind of love / hate relationship with their job. They love to take vacations and they sometimes dream of retirement, but without work, there is a significant lack of daily purpose that is not being reached. People love their jobs, especially the regularity and purpose that it gives. Work imparts status and recognition, it adds to one's identity."
Based in Amsterdam, Effectory is Europe's largest independent employee survey provider, with over 20 years of experience in helping organisations become sustainably successful. We believe the key to sustainable success, is through gathering and listening to employee feedback. To facilitate this, we offer a variety of feedback tools which enable companies to learn from their employees and improve from within. In 2016, Effectory conducted over 600 employee surveys globally, with +1.5 million respondents in over 40 languages. Effectory is mission-driven, and we pride ourselves in having engaged, passionate employees with a very open, honest and trusting working culture.