When we talk about work-life balance, we usually draw an imaginary line between work and life. It seems like these two big parts of our being are completely separated and have no relation to each other. We all have difficulty balancing our work and home lives.
In the modern world, with its connectivity and pace, this becomes even more challenging as working professionals and companies struggle to provide a desired but unknown balance.
Technically, work-life balance means that where our work stops, our lives start. But today our lives are so interconnected to our work that this line has become blurred. So why do we still believe in this separation?
Today we have a different workforce and work environment than we had two or three decades ago. The world has changed dramatically and so has our work.
Work is no longer a separate experience, as it supports our lifestyles, helps us to develop ourselves and grow, not only professionally but personally as well. For this reason, Giatec believes that work-life integration is a better description of what the workforce of the 21st century is seeking. It is more than just work life balance; rather, it is a dedication to create a workplace where our employees can easily combine their full self into everything they do (both personally and professionally). We believe that when work-life integration is achieved, employees are positioned to be their best selves in both their personal and professional lives.
Our agility creates the need for an environment where team members are passionate and fully involved as well as feel a personal connection to their work, company values, vision, and mission. We have made a choice to focus on our workplace culture and create an environment where our employees feel that they have a personal impact on the company’s success.
At Giatec, we believe that if you allow employees to bring their personalities, personal lives, interests and even problems to work, this gives them an opportunity to share not only a professional part of themselves, but also who they are as a person and ultimately, this is what’s important for us.
When employees can have fun, express themselves, are empowered to participate and make changes, you not only boost the integration between work and life, but you also create a happier work environment. We strongly value our people for the way they behave and the contributions they make. We also believe that each team member has something unique to offer and bring to Giatec. We are fully committed to provide opportunities for our employees to blend their life and their work and from this we get a wonderful company culture.
At Giatec, we work hard, have fun, and make history. We are leading by example and we want people to be excited about what they do. If they are not excited, we try to find challenges and identify better paths for them.
It is true that incredible results sometimes require incredible effort and our hard working culture is the key to our success, but we also know how to celebrate our achievements and recognize individual’s and team’s efforts. Our monthly team activities and events allow us to relax, celebrate our hard work, and bond to build better teams.
In our choice to focus on culture, we are not driven by return on investment. Our main driver is achievement of our vision. Revolutionizing the concrete industry is not an easy task and we believe that creating an environment where our employees will be genuinely happy and passionate about what they do is critical to our ability to achieve this vision.
Our culture would not be what it is today without our people, our history and our beliefs. Our people make our culture, and this is work-life integration.