Quality of life at work

Quality of life at work, a theme at the heart of companies

It's an important issue when it comes to building employee loyalty, developing new talent or discovering new talent. Quality of life at work requires transparent management that listens. To ensure the smooth running of the company's activities and the well-being of its employees.

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QWL applies to a wide range of social issues, such as gender equality, work-life balance, working conditions, accessibility, internal career development, and so on.

To this end, a week dedicated to these subjects has been set up by the national and regional agencies for the improvement of working conditions in the 2000s. It's a week that continues to make sense in the changing world of work.

The importance of listening to employees

Indeed, 4 out of 10 working people are considering changing jobs for something more meaningful, according to an Opinion Way survey forAnact, published to mark the opening of Quality of Life at Work Week, which took place from June 20 to 24, 2022.

At the request of Anact, Opinion Way has carried out a survey on the relationship at work and the conditions of employee commitment. The survey highlights a number of important points, which help us to understand how the world of work and the people involved are evolving.

Many workers expressed a gap between what they expected from a "meaningful" job and their current one, including inadequate remuneration (34%) andlack of recognition (32%). Through their work, they would like to be able to develop and advance their careers (31%). But also to be able to express themselves more freely and make suggestions about their work (23%).

They aspire to managerial practices more in line with their values (32%), to be able to work in better conditions (24%) but also with a positive impact of their work in terms of ecology (36%).

A transparent and beneficial

This study puts the spotlight on human relations at work, with questions such as the extent to which employees are integrated into the team, and the support they receive from their managers. For the people questioned, 3 dimensions contribute to giving meaning to work: 

  • The feeling of usefulness of a job (whether it's feeling useful to society, to the population, to beneficiaries/customers, or to the company),
  • Matching personal and professional values,
  • The ability of work to contribute to individual development (opportunities to express oneself at work, to learn, to progress and to grow professionally...).

A collective approach for the future

The survey also shows that, far from representing individuals' quest for meaning at work, companies must respond to these inspirations. Involving collective approaches to ensure that work is better recognized, that it is carried out under the right conditions, and that career paths are built for all.

All the initiatives undertaken to improve QWL (quality of life and working conditions) are levers for progress, both in management and in human terms


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