People who have more control over their lives are happier

“Managers should provide employees working in demanding jobs more control, and in jobs where it is unfeasible to do so, a commensurate reduction in demands. For example, allowing employees to set their own goals or decide how to do their work, or reducing employees’ work hours, could improve health,” Gonzalez-Mulé says.

“Autonomy” is one of the key drivers of worker happiness and productivity. I summarized the thinking at the time in my book, The Business Bottleneck and my “what's even is 'culture'?” talk.

Original source: Work Stress May Be Killing You