Well-being at work: should bosses lead by example?

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Well-being at work: should bosses lead by example?

Is well-being at work good for productivity?

A third of managers find it difficult to reconcile personal and professional life. Longer hours, cascading meetings, late e-mails, work at home … punctuate the daily lives of a majority of managers at the expense of their family life. The stake is such that 81% of them would be ready to flee such an environment. Neither women nor men leaders want to sacrifice their lives at work. They praise their development, that of their employees, and in turn, the productivity of their business!

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Because managers are gradually realizing that, as soon as they let go of ballast on their professional life, their well-being is reflected on that of their employees. They should lead by example by organizing their working hours flexibly and by avoiding sending emails after 8pm, on weekends or on public holidays. In addition, a manager must show listening and empathy during singular events experienced by the employee (work accidents, births, etc.). By putting overinvestment in the closet, well-being at work promotes the productivity of the company. A Harvard / MIT study found that happy workers were half as sick and six times as absent. They are also 31% more productive and 55% more creative.

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Laurence Courtinat Vernon, Director France, Spain, Portugal of CEWE, leader on the photo book market