“May each his own work be an object of contemplation” wrote visionary Simone Veil in her Factory diary. Some will say that it is a “bobo” (bourgeois-bohemians) subject, I think it is a fundamental subject.
It can be given several forms and names, but the overall idea is to build a stable and pleasant environment, in a climate of trust, by giving meaning to its work.
The employee also participates in the stability of this framework, he becomes an actor of his own well-being. It is no longer a question of happiness at work but of commitment, which, it seems to me, better reflects the internal dynamics of the employee.
I wanted to share my definition of “happiness at work”, but also my experience, my job, my daily life.
Why talk about happiness at work?
At a time when we are talking about new technologies, artificial intelligence and applications, we realize that the human being remains at the centre of these modern questions and that he is, for companies, an investment that must be taken care of.
A new generation has entered the labour market and changed the way people think about employment. It has pushed companies to question themselves and adopt a different way of operating: an employee who is “good at his job” will produce results and profitability. Its development will allow you to work in a pleasant and serene environment. It’s the perfect balance.
When interviewed this new generation, the vast majority of them answer that the most important thing is to find a meaningful job. It is our values, our passions, our interests that will bring this meaning. To do this, the company’s values must be in correlation with and respect our personal motivations. Today, salary is no longer a single argument.
Evolving in a labour market that is undergoing strong competition has forced companies to provide differentiating elements, including this quality of life at work. It makes it possible to attract and retain new talent in a constantly changing professional environment.
Finally, a desire for all to improve the balance between “professional and personal life”, which has led companies to give employees more freedom in managing their time and activities, particularly through the introduction of teleworking.