By making it easier for the various human dimensions of their professionals to coexist healthily and harmoniously, organizations multiply their levels of satisfaction, productivity, reputation, and even social responsibility. In the end, teams made up of satisfied employees (who have time to take care of themselves and their loved ones) prove to be happier and more committed to the work that allows them this quality of life. In this regard, it’s worth noting that 62% of professionals place well-being benefits (such as financial and mental) at the top of their priorities when choosing a new employer, according to a study by Future Workplace.
Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft, recognizes the high stress levels caused by the demands and high responsibility of corporate work life. The key, he believes, is not to separate work from life and, instead, to harmonize and combine personal interests with work.
Also, Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, applies this concept and publicly states that he prefers the word ‘harmony’ to the word ‘balance’ because, in reality, work and life are a circular relationship and not one of balance or exchange – “if I’m happy at work, I’m better at home — a better husband and better father. And if I’m happy at home, I come into work more energized — a better employee and a better colleague”.