Danes Are the Happiest People in the World
By Wonderful Copenhagen
Employees at Danish companies are the most
satisfied employees in Europe, a recently published survey shows. Another survey
has concluded, that Danes are the happiest people in the world. In
addition Copenhagen is among the world's best cities to live in, according to
Mercer Human Resource Consulting.
Danish companies have the most satisfied employees in the whole Europe,
shows the most comprehensive survey of the Europeans' working terms, carried out
by The European Foundation for the improvement of Living and Working conditions.
The survey includes 37,000 employees in Europe of which 1,500 are Danish.
Denmark ranks number one followed by Norway and Great Britain. The new EU
countries in Eastern Europe typically have the bottom rankings.
Henrik Holt Larsen, professor at the faculty for Organisation and Work Sociology
at Copenhagen Business School, thinks that the explanation for the Danes'
satisfaction is the high degree of freedom and the close contact between
management and employees as well as the good economy. Moreover, he believes that
the survey indicates that the stress level in Denmark seems to be moderate.
The Happiest Place in the World
In August 2006 a British researcher concluded that Denmark is the
happiest place in the world. The survey, carried out by Leicester University, is
based on data from 178 countries and 100 previous surveys by the UN and the
World Health Organisation. The most important factors studied in the survey are
health conditions, welfare and education.
- We looked at the degree of satisfaction with life and the environment, says
Social Psychologist Adrian White, who has produced the first ever 'world map of
Following Denmark on the list are Switzerland, Austria, Iceland and the Bahamas.
The US is 23rd and the UK 41st. The Asiatic countries are doing rather poorly,
with China ranking 82nd and Japan 90th. At the bottom of the list are countries
such as The Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Burundi.
Copenhagen Among the World's Best Cities to Live in
According to another survey published by Mercer Human Resource
Consulting in London, residents of the Danish capital Copenhagen have good
reason to hold their heads high. Copenhagen ranks 11 among the world's best
cities to live in.
The survey is part of a worldwide quality of life analysis, which each year
ranks 350 cities taking into account 39 criteria. Each city is rated according
to political, social, economic and environmental factors, as well as personal
safety and health, education, transport and other public services.
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