On October 9, the Théâtre de l'Atelier (Paris XVIII) did not host a show but a special ceremony. It is indeed within the walls of this historic hall of Montmartre that was held the first edition of the "Awards for well-being at work", organized at the initiative of Bloom At Work . The purpose of this funny award ceremony is, as the name suggests, to highlight "the projects put in place to improve the well-being of employees" , as specified by the website of this start-up. Thus, among the companies decorated for the occasion, there is Bouygues Bâtiment Île-de-France for "the most disruptive idea" or the innovation consulting company Linkvalue, winner of the "most ambitious project" prize. Two boxes among many others, having decided to make a point of honor to improve the well-being of the employees at their place of work.
Fostering the well-being of your employees is therefore no longer something companies take lightly. In recent years, a number of neologisms have emerged to describe the weariness and extreme fatigue that employees feel about the world of work. The best known of these evils is burn-out . But there are also cases of burn-in, boron-out and brown-out. So many terms to designate states of overwork or, conversely, deep boredom. In both cases, the effect is the same and can cause states of depression, leading to a more or less long interruption of a professional activity, on medical advice. At a time when this type of "diseases" have unfortunately multiplied, it is therefore necessary to find solutions to give a smile to employees, for whom work often rhymes with depression.
Vegetable gardens and pets
What is the common point between Bouygues Immobilier, Roche and Natixis. Well, these three companies set up vegetable gardens on their premises. Gardening at your workplace? In addition to an obvious playfulness, the initiative also promotes sharing and team spirit since employees are divided between them plots to cultivate. This can therefore lead to social mixing and better communication within the same society.
Among the other unusual approaches introduced by some French companies, we also spot the trend of "Pet At Work", which involves taking his pet on his professional space. A phenomenon straight from the United States where the practice has existed for twenty years already. In France, this fashion seduces little by little the companies, so much so that on June 22, took place the "Take your dog to work day" or Day of the dog in the office!
The best way to talk about well-being at work is still to give figures. According to a recent Opinion One survey of Hub One, nearly eight out of ten employees are satisfied or very satisfied with their well-being at work, which is largely linked to a caring and friendly atmosphere. 'a good balance between private and professional life. Above all, 74% of employees feel a sense of fulfillment and usefulness at work. But who said going to work was synonymous with chore?
Antoine Le Fur