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Quality of life at work and events

What is the quality of working life?


Many definitions are used to define quality of life at work, but the one that speaks to us most is the definition of the Accord national interprofessional (ANI), which defines it as "a feeling of well-being at work perceived collectively and individually, and which encompasses the atmosphere, the corporate culture, the interest of the work, the feeling of involvement, the degree of autonomy and empowerment, equality, the right to make mistakes granted to everyone, the recognition and valorization of the work done."


All these aspects of quality of working life are decisive factors in a company's attractiveness and the building of its employer brand.


And this is what we seek to highlight and reinforce in the organization of your events.


Nevertheless, this definition and others that may exist are only subjective, and it's up to each company to appropriate it and build its own definition while keeping in mind the founding principles, which are :

  • The inseparable links between QWL and organizational performance

  • The skillful balance between the objective dimension of working conditions and the subjective dimension of QWL, with a sense of well-being perceived collectively as well as individually.

  • The perception of QWL was put forward by Anact in 2014 and is based on 3 pillars: employment and working conditions, the ability to express oneself and take action, and work content.

Quality of life at work also encompasses several elements:

  • Occupational health, with the prevention of psycho-social risks (RPS) or muscular disorders, and equipment made available to employees.

  • Professional development and fulfillment, thanks in particular to training courses

  • Workplace relations, which encourage exchanges and create a pleasant working atmosphere

  • Equal opportunity by preventing discrimination and promoting the values of fairness and justice.

  • Sharing and creating corporate value

Improving the quality of working life depends as much on collective responsibility in terms of work organization, corporate culture, or team level, as it does on individual responsibility to improve one's perception of work.


It is important to consider employees as experts in their working environment, who must be listened to, and where their "power to act" must be felt within organizations.


Relational quality is also an important aspect to consider, and the tools and methods used to facilitate work sessions must aim to develop the collective intelligence of teams and acquire new relational skills geared towards cooperation


Compared to quality of life at work, well-being is subjective. It focuses on the individual's perception of his or her working conditions, experience of work situations, and the thoughts and emotions that result.

There are 3 dimensions to well-being:

  • Satisfaction = how I evaluate myself about others and/or the achievement of my goals.

  • Pleasure = how I feel about an experience, and the resulting feelings.

  • Self-fulfillment = which may correspond to the meaning we give to our work or the feeling of control over our lives.

In conclusion, quality of working life is a multitude of tools and means implemented to improve not only employees' working conditions but also the company's overall performance. This must be an important element in your business and one that you must not neglect to satisfy and retain your employees.


Small, medium-sized or large companies are all concerned and must be active players in the quality of life at work, which is beneficial not only for their employees but also for themselves, as I said earlier.

Events in the service of QWL


Now that we've given you an overview of what Quality of Working Life is, how can you apply it to your company?


Well, enhancing the office experience helps to improve the quality of life at work. In fact, according to MIT and Harvard studies, a happy employee is half as sick and nine times more loyal. They are 32% more productive and 55% more creative than their stressed or demotivated colleagues.


From this point of view, making workstations ergonomic is a good start, but a company's primary aim is to raise awareness of its corporate culture, re-mobilize employees for a better working environment, and develop a sense of personal involvement.


Events are an excellent way of doing this, and we're here to help, particularly with internal communication events.


The idea is to offer employees the tools to find their own solutions. Through training courses, conferences or events, it's possible to improve interpersonal communication or creativity. This contributes to enthusiasm and serenity in the workplace.


Let's not forget that organizing events is a way of bringing people together, spending a special moment together and creating cohesion. It makes a lasting impression, creates bonds, fosters pride and reinforces a sense of belonging.

Opinion WAY's survey shows the benefits of organizing events in companies. It states that "92% of employees feel that their well-being at work depends on a friendly, benevolent atmosphere." This perfectly supports the theory that events are a good way of developing this positive atmosphere.


A wide range of events are possible, from yoga classes for colleagues, cooking workshops, more sporting or cultural team building and many more. The most important thing is to find the activities that will boost your employees and enable them to share common memories. And that goes for both face-to-face and digital events. Our team has the solutions to federate your employees and take concrete action on QWL within your company. 


Whether or not this involves events, we wanted this article to demonstrate the importance and emergence of QWL.


So when's your next QWL event?



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