DESCRIPTION. “We learned to be happy at work”, well-being at the center of concerns for employees and for some companies

Are work and well-being compatible? In Vendée, a training organization gives tips and advice to companies to better live their daily work. At a time when psychic suffering affects almost half of employees.

Since January, it has become his routine. At Aubineau, an apple company in the Vendée, every morning employees and managers gather to warm up to music.
A good time for everyone.

“Before we didn’t do that, now that we do, I think we feel a lot better, esteem an employeebefore we arrived we were a little… you see… now we’re in great shape.”

We are more zen when we attack in the morning, we already have more smiles

“It’s especially interesting for everyone because we have teams working inside and outside, Explain Manu Texeira, Co-director of the company Aubineau everyone gets together in the morning, we say hello, we spend these five minutes on the music to relax,

It gives a good dynamic, everyone is happy

Manu Texeira

Co-director of the company Aubieau

Then everyone goes back to their place of work. Launched 5 months ago, this “energizer” is part of a training course held over two years ago.

“I’ve been thinking about it since the end of last year, but with covid it’s always a little complicated, recount Station manager Bérangère Poupeau, and we had a great month of January, we worked a lot, people were also a little tired, with a little joint pain, I thought it was time to put it in place”.

Corporate wellness training provided by the X-Sens organization. On the day’s program for these employees: energizing, but also advice on the behavior and attitudes necessary for the job.

We learn to manage stress, we learn to manage these emotions, we learn to be happy at work

Nathalie Boudeau

responsible production

These are all things you don’t know about in real life at work.” explains Nathalie Bourdeau, production manager.

The company needs to change its prism, valued Alexandre Andries, General Manager O’Gustewe are often focused on crafts, how to cut, how to prepare, but we never ask ourselves why we do it”.

Giving meaning to work and being better to do better, since the health crisis, the training organization has seen increasing demand.

“People are lost, tired, exhausted, to notice Dominique Tremblin, co-manager XSens HD, there is often a very high turnover in companies, which is very unfortunate. Once we know more about what we’re contributing, that will prevent churn.”

Bringing more meaning will really make it possible to bring people together in companies even more

Dominique Tremblin

Co-manager XSens HD

And the tips don’t stop there. As for the Aubieau company. Participants are followed up on a long-term basis to take stock of the evolution of their practices.

Anne-Claire Garnier, an occupational psychologist in Nantes, supports her patients on issues related to work-related distress.

For her, “the real question that arises is: are these practices part of a global practice of quality of life and working conditions within the company?”.

the lack of sense “it is often the gateway to ‘I do a job, I don’t feel like I’m recognized, I feel like it’s useless, I don’t see the purpose of work anymore’.

There is such a division of the missions carried out in the company that sometimes we lose the purpose of what we did

Anne-Claire Garnier

occupational psychologist

According to the latest Empreinte Humaine barometer, published last March, the psychological distress of employees continues to increase and now affects 41% of them.

There would be 2.5 million in burnout.

“The first signs of exhaustion are fatigue and rest that no longer rests,” continues Anne-Claire Garnier, we arrive on friday night very exhausted and then the weekend passes as well as usual but monday morning we don’t know why we are very tired again”

Monday midday fatigue is a strong sign of the onset of burnout

Anne-Claire Garnier


in exhaustion “can be added, minor headaches, minor stomach aches, irritability, relatives often warn as well.”

“We have to be able to talk about it, continues the psychologist, and it is also up to those around them to have real work to do, the personal entourage, but also professional, because the person trapped in this spiral doesn’t realize it, they take it as an admission of weakness”.

The psychologist recommends alerting “the local manager, human resources and, if necessary, the assistant doctor, occupational medicine”.

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