Motek & Quality of Life Employment

This morning we caught a segment on the news about employers who are unusual in their path to establish quality of life for their employees.  One of the ones featured caught our eye: “Motek“.

The employer apparently gives employees at least a month of vacation and daily catered lunches. If I heard correctly, they also do not let the employees work past five.

This piece on the news made me stop and think. What would the improvements in daily living be like for millions of people if they were provided different working environments? Most people hope to accomplish two weeks of vacation a year if they are fortunate.

Check out this CNN article on Motek and its vision for its employees.

Imagine if this was the wave of the future! Talk about not just expansive thought, but expansive action! Cheers!

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6 thoughts on “Motek & Quality of Life Employment

  1. Wow… I respect and honor those who are truly taking steps to make a difference!

    Thank you for bringing us this story and for the inspiration!

    Blessings,

    Jennifer

  2. Great post. This is a hugely important topic. Jobs take up so much of our lives and influence our moods (at work and home), societal values, and even our health. Too many employers chase the myth of ever-expanding productivity and an ever-decreasing balance between crunch time and slower periods, even though the actual net gains for the employer have been shown not to exist. And most people feel helpless to influence their work experience. There are other employers like Motek who are putting people first, but they are few and far between. We need more to jump on the bandwagon. I join you in imagining this to be the way business ought to run! The benefits would be enormous to employers, employees, and society as a whole!

  3. I love the whole concept of looking after the employee’s best interest. A happy employee is more productive. A more productive employee makes a happy employer. It’s a win-win situation. I also think it’s a good idea to give the employees a meditation break every day.

    Cheers.

  4. Jennifer: Glad you stopped in. That’s it, “honoring” those who make a different environment. What a difference it makes, bound to have a positive ripple effect.

    Ronnie Ann: I think you nailed what intrigues me about this approach to business, it works despite the entrenched business beliefs held today. You said:

    “Too many employers chase the myth of ever-expanding productivity and an ever-decreasing balance between crunch time and slower periods, even though the actual net gains for the employer have been shown not to exist. And most people feel helpless to influence their work experience.”

    Looks like at least this one company was able to break out of that mindset and achieve even better results!

    Alexys: like your idea of a meditation break….I often fashion my own throughout the day, no formal break, but taking a moment, playing a song, closing my eyes, reading something uplifting. I have the ability to do that in my work day, but many don’t, so yes, I agree, employees should be given some kind of “positive” break.

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