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Youth are stressed, but they radiate happiness

Nearly half (47%) of the respondents to a survey on Happiness@Work conducted by Banking Frontiers feel they get more happiness from colleagues in their own age group, compared to older and younger people. The study also found that the youth, ie those in the age bracket of 20-30 years, experienced the least stress at as they started their career and it peaked at around 30, indicating that stress rises rapidly.

The survey that covered some 300 participants who are financial sector employees and of which 27% were women and 73% men, found that when it comes to people in other age groups, youngsters are twice as likely to generate feelings of happiness than older people (32% vs 15%). Younger people are clearly better at radiating happiness than older people, the survey indicated. As much as 29% of respondents were in the 20-30 age group, 25% in the 30-40 age group, 25% in the 40-50 age group and 21% were in the above 50 age group. Mumbai, Bhopal and Surat were the top 3 cities from where participants joined the study. IT, HR and Marketing were the top 3 departments. Employees from approximately 40 organizations participated in the study.

The results also indicated that 41% of the IT professionals who participated in the study said they derived more happiness from younger colleagues compared to 38% from colleagues of the same age. The other insight discovered during the study was that as you climb the age ladder, people are increasingly deriving happiness from youngsters. Half of the people above 40 derive happiness from youngsters, compared to 30% in the 30-40 age bracket.

The data analytics was done using Tableau software and the setup was facilitated by CRG.

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