Study: Low-performing employees happier, more enaged in companies

Productive employees pick up the slack

A new study says that the happiest and most engaged employees in a company may also be the lowest performing workers.

The study conducted by Leadership IQ, an Atlanta-based consulting firm, found that in 42 percent of companies, the low-performing employees reported being more motivated and more likely to enjoy working at the organization.

The study suggest that the companies are not holding workers accountable and that expecting less from the worst workers reduces their stress and allows them to be satisfied with doing less.

Meanwhile, productive employees strive harder and work longer hours to make up for the low performers.

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