Corporate Wellness

Long Term Job Dissatisfaction Causes Stress, This Is What Companies Can Change

Job dissatisfaction has a negative impact on the performance of any organisation. So, how do you notice the warning signs and what can you do to change this?

By Namami
21 Feb 2023

Job dissatisfaction is when employee’s expectations from their companies are not met. In 2023, employees are more inclined towards companies that provide better mental health, and stronger work relationships. According to a 2021 study titled ‘Future of Work’ by Accenture, out of 9000 global workers, productive people report as much or more burnout, fatigue, and frustrations as others. The study reveals organisational resources such as supportive leadership makes employees remain satisfied and productive.

Employees expect their jobs to bring a significant sense of purpose in their lives. Given that the average individual works roughly 90,000 hours in their lifetime, it is not surprising that job dissatisfaction can have a big impact on productivity. URLife curates what businesses should improve in the long term to reduce job dissatisfaction.


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Signs of Job Dissatisfaction

There comes significant change in behavioural patterns when employees are dissatisfied with their jobs. Some of them are:

1. Lack of enthusiasm

Individuals will appear uninterested in their work and put little effort into finishing their assignments. They might be easily distracted by their phones, talking to co-workers, leaving their desk, or even daydreaming.


2. Delayed output

Someone who is unhappy at work could put off finishing things till the last minute and then make excuses for why they didn't accomplish it sooner.


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3. Tardiness and absenteeism

An unsatisfied employee would want to take more vacation time, show up irregularly, and call in sick more frequently. Individuals who are dissatisfied with their professions lack motivation to fulfil their tasks.


4. Declining performance

Employees that aren't committed to their work are likely to put less effort, which will result in lower output. They can spend an hour on a task that used to take them 30 minutes.


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Impact on Company of Job Dissatisfaction

Employee dissatisfaction effects directly on company’s overall reflection in the market by:

1. Disengagement

Workers that are disengaged in their work do not feel an emotional connection to the brand. Less employee engagement means a worker won't go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the company in the most effective way.


2. Spreading negative attitude

Low output of individual employees harms the image of your organization. Dissatisfied employees are more apt to discuss their unhappiness with their co-worker which can result in distractions and less attention among the dedicated employees.


3. Increased turnover

Although letting go of unhappy, ineffective workers might seem like the best course of action, doing so puts your top achievers at risk. It costs money to turnover and has an impact on staff retention.


4. Impacting on business reputation

Employees that are not happy might not be on their best behaviour. They might even use language or behave in a way that portrays the business negatively to clients, competitors, and job candidates.


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5 Ways Companies Can Take Action To Improve Job Dissatisfaction

According to a 2019 study titled ‘Study of Employee Retention’ by the Journal of Emerging[NC2] Technologies and Innovative Research (India), organizations can take certain actions that encourage employees to perform well and sustain them in the organization, such as providing various welfare measures and implementing retention strategies. Here are five ways:

1. Better pay

An employee will feel undervalued if they believe their pay does not reflect their work performance. Ensure an employee is getting better recognition through increment and pay boost . One can introduce bonuses, incentives and flexible hours/work days too in making their jobs satisfactory.


2. Focus on employee well-being perks

Companies should have wellness programs that support worker’s mental health. URLife Occupation Health Centers (OHC) provides on-demand health talks, training and on site mental health support for positive behavioural changes.


3. Focus on employee growth and education

When an employer experiences a caring environment for professional growth and achievement, employees feel valued. URLife OHC provides educational webinars and seminars for employee growth and well-being.


4. Resources to improve mental health

Companies should be mindful about providing on site mental health relief. Our onsite access to therapists, yoga, stress management services will help you invest better in employee job satisfaction.


5. Healthy work environment

Providing a healthy work environment can consist of ensuring no overtime, providing stability and enhancing safety at workencouraging workers to remain satisfied with their jobs.


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Offering Holistic Wellness: UR.Life’s Occupational Health Centers

At Corporate Wellness, we help you to invest in your well-being through our seamless intervention medical programs of healthcare. Our holistic wellness approach caters to all aspects of your well-being. This ensures that you are able to bring your whole self to work.

With UR.Life Corporate Wellness by your side, routine health check-ups will never be an issue. UR.Life’s Occupation Health Centers (OHC) are backed by advanced laboratory technologies, and with highly qualified experts/technicians, we’re committed to delivering trusted health records always. We provide:

  • On-Demand Training for Managers
  • On-Demand Mental Health support
  • Personalised Nutrition Plans for Better Health
  • Doctor on site
  • Stress Management


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