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No more Monday blues: Most Brits are happy at work

No more Monday blues: Most Brits are happy at work
Almost three-quarters (72%) of UK workers feel motivated and up for work on a Monday. Out of these, well over a quarter (28%) feel positively motivated while 44% feel reluctant but ready, according to a recent YouGov survey of UK workers commissioned by economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough.
Only a minority (14%) admit to feeling tired and de-motivated at the start of the working week, and just 6% actually resent going in to the office or feel disinterested.
In fact, the majority of British workers are happy with where they work. 80% are satisfied with the quality of their workplace.
The main complaint British workers do have is the distance between home and where they work: over a quarter (26%) would most like to work somewhere closer to where they live.
Approximately a fifth of workers (22%) also highlighted the quality of their office building and lunch time amenities as aspects of their office that could be improved.
Neil Darwin, Director of Economic Development at Opportunity Peterborough, commented:
The recession meant long hours and pay cuts for many employees in the UK but now many workers are feeling more optimistic about the future and glad to have a job to go to.
Uncertainty remains for many, particularly public sector workers, as reports of job cuts and austerity continue to dominate the headlines. So it is encouraging to see so many of the UK working population enthusiastic about the week ahead when they wake up on a Monday.
But Britains workplaces are far from perfect and employers shouldnt rest on their laurels. To capitalise on this positive outlook, employers should listen to their employees concerns and invest in their workplaces where possible, to create an office environment that all workers find comfortable and stimulating.
According to the research the key ingredients of a great workplace are:
One in five (22%) British workers would like a nicer office/building
22% would like a better canteen or lunch amenities
17% would like better transport links
16% would prefer to work from home
12% would prefer more green spaces
The research comes as Opportunity Peterborough launches an online debate into what makes the perfect business environment. To join the debate visit:


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