En esta sección presentamos casos emblemáticos de buenas y malas prácticas en responsabilidad social y sostenibilidad
Companies and life quality
By: Evodio Sánchez
To undertake an initiative in improving the quality of life in an organization, it is necessary to analyze working conditions and their impact on: quality of income; rest and leisure; career plan; food and health; education; labor and social relations (employer, bosses, employees, community); workplace; business ethics and labor abuses; transport; housing and public service; spirituality, religion and personal beliefs; loyalty and perception of the company.
Improving the quality of life must start by solving the most serious problems, such as increased costs, inefficiency of processes or fines. For example, absenteeism may be related to a harmful work environment or health problems caused by working conditions.
Achieving job satisfaction requires a thorough review of the mission and vision of the company. Few workers will be motivated if they know that the organization’s sole purpose is profit. Determining the degree of commitment of employees to improve depends on the maturity of social responsibility in the company. In case of not having these initiatives, a road map based on the problems encountered should be proposed.
The job gap, that is, the lack of meaning that an employee feels is due to the perception of knowing that what he does not interest anyone. This, without a doubt, can be a difficult challenge to solve.
Organizations must value that create connects with employees, which requires a selection of appropriate values. Social responsibility practices aimed at improving the quality of life should focus on health and safety at work; labor relations and human rights; economic benefits, training, and healthy recreation.
The benefits of a healthy quality of life bring positive results such as: better performance, greater efficiency in processes, loyalty, reputation, image, commitment, innovation, competitiveness, and profits. Because companies are made up of people, and if they are satisfied with their work, they will probably want their organization to continue to exist in the long term.