Employee Satisfaction and Productivity in relation to emotions, attitude and behaviors.

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When talking about satisfaction and productivity, the most popular question discussed is "Are satisfied workers more productive than dissatisfied workers?" Evidence has concluded productivity is more likely to lead to satisfaction rather than being satisfied leading to productivity. An employee will get more satisfaction being productive. Creating a work environment that helps employees feel more productive results in employee satisfaction.

Cognitive dissonance is the most widely know of the consistency theories that believe that people prefer to avoid stressful or tense situations by maintaining harmony. Individuals tend to avoid paying attention to or retaining information which conflicts with their belief system. The organizational implications are that people will tend to modify their attitude in order to make it consistent with the awareness and judgment of what they must say and do.

According to early research, the relationship between attitudes and behavior was thought of them to be somewhat related thinking that the attitudes people hold determine what they do.

I feel that the relationship between attitude and behavior depends on how much of the attitude is form from things that happened in the past and/or what is socially acceptable. Attitudes are a person's beliefs or mental positions toward something or someone that we assume or learn. The word attitude is sometimes used loosely as a buzz word for the whole collection of a person's beliefs, opinions, prejudices and sentiments. A person's attitude towards these beliefs, opinions, prejudices and sentiments ultimately affects their behavior toward them.

Two people can look at the same thing and interpret it differently because of psychological perception and conditioning. Perception refers to the interpretation of what we take in through our senses. The way we perceive our environment is what makes us different from other animals and different from each other. Our emotions and moods can...