Probably you who read this financial education article, article 69, always on your portal Kianda’s mail, is a worker. Works for someone else or is a service provider. If so, what is your profile: you work with happiness, passion, because in addition to your technical capacity, you love what you do and with that, when you leave home, you go with a smile because you are going to produce or, instead, you go with “locked up”, unhappy, and do you know that working time will pass slowly?
Know that working with happiness increases, in principle, your life span, makes you feel less sick and, among other things, the people around you will also be happy for you. And I want to focus on this point and profile, as it is the one that brings more dignity and well-being, the most likely to be able to have savings, but it is because companies are looking for this type of employee. Organized and well-led companies want the (perfect) balance between private and professional life, they want productivity and proactive employees who are part of the solution.
These are my principles. If they don’t like it, I have others”. The phrase is by the American comedian Groucho Marx and serves as an introduction to the impact that the entry of new generations into the labor market is having all over the world on the way companies manage their human resources policies today. “Well, young people don’t have others. For them, the question of reconciling work and personal life is something absolutely inescapable”.
The concept of organizational happiness is not new, but it has gained prominence at a time of profound redefinition of the relationship between workers and companies. More than a whim of the times, I highlight the financial impact of the new employee-centric focus: “Happy people are three times more productive. You can hire one happy person or three sad ones. Three sad ones are more expensive.”
Regarding work flexibility, I emphasize that “it has less to do with ‘where’ and more with ‘when’”, the possibility for a worker to adapt working hours to his family and social routines and needs.
Indispensable to a company’s success is the ability to attract and retain talent, he says. Especially at a time of confluence of crises – economic, environmental, health, social and polarization. “It is a very complex crisis, where the key element is talent. We have to take talent very seriously. Only companies that are well-led and capable of attracting, retaining and developing talent will progress”.
A definition that has no gender or age. I alert to the need to add “inclusion” to “diversity”, noting that “there are companies that may have 50% of women but do not have women on the management committee. Diversity is if you go to a party, inclusion is if you dance at the party”. And he adds: “At the same level of discrimination against women, there is discrimination against seniors. There is a conviction that older people cannot learn. We know that you can learn at any age.
People want to live well, to have many moments of happiness. Companies too. The symbiosis between personal and professional life, in a lasting and quality relationship.
Be a happy worker and your private finances will also be in better health, maybe happy!!!