Study: People who are bad at their jobs are often a company’s happiest employees

From The Wall Street Journal:

A company’s best employees should also be its happiest and most engaged, but that’s not always the case.

A new study finds that, in 42% of companies, low performers actually report being more engaged – more motivated and more likely to enjoy working at their organization, for example – than middle and high performers do.

The findings suggest many organizations are not holding employees accountable for their work, allowing the worst workers to skate by, says Mark Murphy, CEO of Leadership IQ, the Atlanta-based consulting firm that conducted the survey.

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