TED Talks have been known to be life-changing experiences for the speakers, the viewers, and the listeners of various TED talks throughout the years. This is especially true in the case of entrepreneurs and small business owners who can gain knowledge, inspiration, and motivation from some of the bed TED talks for entrepreneurs.
Feeling down or depressed is part of the human condition. Life can throw you for a loop sometimes. But there’s feeling depressed, like when your sports teams blows it or you haven’t seen the sun in two weeks, and there’s depression, which can be a serious and chronic medical condition. It is important to know the difference.
Per a recent large, multinational Gallup Poll , a mere 13% of employees say they feel engaged at work with an enormous 22 million employees reporting being actively disengaged from their places of work, costing a whopping $350 billion dollars a year due to absenteeism and loss of productivity. That means 1 out of every 8 employees simply aren’t committed to their jobs. If you’re a small or medium sized business, that could mean a few members of your already lean staff aren’t really on board or looking out for the team’s best interest. And in today’s economy, it’s crucial for everyone to pull their weight.
Research suggests that happy employees are 12% more productive, with unhappy employees being 10% less productive. Disgruntled employees can have a serious impact on your profits, and the ultimate success of your business. Further, the mood of a disgruntled employee can have ripple effects through your business affecting customer service and even other employees.