Less than 10% of French people say they are deeply involved in their work, according to a study conducted by Le Point magazine in 2017. 51% of employees find their workload excessive and 36% have already experienced burn-out, according to the national survey launched by the CFDT*.
Despite such percentages, the study also shows that two out of three employees like their job. Figures that are puzzling… In a context where the retirement age continues to be pushed back, how can you stimulate your employees while increasing your turnover? We give you some keys to revive your employees’ love of work!
Between work overload, lack of autonomy or the feeling of discontent, some employees report a lack of consideration on the part of their hierarchy. It is therefore important to stay tuned to better understand everyone’s needs. Why not propose a flexible work schedule to an employee with outside obligations to show your involvement and thus encourage theirs?
It is also important to encourage employees because we all aspire to a certain recognition that allows us to stay motivated while strengthening our sense of trust.
Well-being breaks with masseurs at PepsiCo or a relaxation room with table football and a swing for Digitaleo employees … There is no shortage of ideas to make the workspace more sociable, but you still have to make the effort to put them into practice.
So like Mailinblack, don’t hesitate to reorganise your premises by providing a relaxation room with stylish and colourful furniture, comfortable beanbags, access to a TV, etc. An employee who feels good at work is a more productive employee: it’s been proven! Once again, you prove to them that you care about their well-being and their quality of life at work and this will only reinforce their daily involvement.
7 hours a day and 5 days a week is the average time we spend with our colleagues. In other words, they are among the people we spend the most time with in our daily lives. If there is a lack of understanding and cohesion, things can quickly become complicated. Do we really want to work with people we don’t like or don’t even know?
Following the example of Société Générale, which has established a rock band with 15 of its employees, take the initiative and encourage your employees to spend time together. You can, for example, plan a picnic between noon and two, a football game in the evening or even after-work activities to decompress together. And why not hearty breakfasts to start the day and put a smile on your employees’ faces? At Mailinblack, we love it!