When we think of lifestyle and the choices it offers, our first thoughts often turn to how we should carve out more leisure time to do all the things we feel are passing us by. We get frustrated by the sea-saw of work life balance and start to resent all the obstacles in our way.
In the equation we very rarely focus on lifestyle choices within our workplace and how we can gain some of the missing gratification that’s readily available on a daily basis. As either an employee or an employer, often we see the workplace as a process that gives us a means to an end rather than an integral part of our overall wellbeing.
Therefore, why can’t we allow our place of employ to have a personality of its own, to become a living, breathing entity that satisfies some of our lifestyle requirements? Work life balance should never be about compromise, as they can exist in the same space at the same time. Bringing to life a workplace so it has a heartbeat, a warm spirit and a genuine persona that people can have a relationship with is as important as the bonds held with friends and family.
Previous companies that have held me in their employ for the long term didn’t do so through pay rises or promotion, but more so due to the sense of belonging. If we can transform a system driven environment with structures and strategies into an authentic creature with a pulse and purpose, we will not only attract like minded employees to engage in the culture, but also gain the buy in from enthusiastic customers, everyone wins.
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