Work is health. As long as you keep in shape!

It was not until this crisis that we understood how essential it is to be concerned about the well-being of each person in the context of their work. Double benefit: that of contributing to the quality of life of each employee and long-term gain in efficiency and productivity. Because yes, Lapalisse could not have said better: when you feel good at work, you work better.

It is therefore in this area that Catherine Nérot has chosen to put all her skills into action. Originally from Le Mans, she chose the Gers to develop her occupational health activity. That is to say, being close to workers within companies to prevent psychosocial risks and put in place support plans.

Catherine Nérot graduated in occupational health management, Consultant & Trainer in Quality of Life at Work, IPRP DREETS referenced She is a lecturer at the IUT HSE of Auch in this field and for more than 6 years, she has been developing her expertise serving local SMEs

It is clear that the crisis we are going through has brought to light many difficulties through isolation, remote work, digitization and everything virtual, distance itself, general stress … all these causes that can cause problems. significant damage. A survey revealed that nearly 49% of the people questioned declared a state of psychological distress; more than 5.5 me of workers were said to have been put on sick leave for reasons of stress and anxiety. It is huge and it is only increasing. And we will not be surprised to see that it is women and young people most affected.

No wonder Catherine is in great demand for various missions in our region.

Practically, Catherine works on three levels and is positioned just as much on the side of management as of teams and individual workers: a Primary level is risk prevention, i.e. how to set up the keys upstream. , tools of small practices to install a serene atmosphere within the work; a secondary level, it is to work on the first warning signs of ill-being, the symptoms, such as signals of fatigue, tensions in the teams, change of attitudes of one or the other; and finally the tertiary level which is short, medium and long-term support to treat, put the employee back on his feet and support everyone in the change. Because neither the individual, nor the teams nor the company emerges unscathed from this type of crisis. Today’s world is not stingy in negative solicitations: permanent societal injunctions, a general anxiety-provoking social climate, the individual has great difficulty in finding his inner peace. It has been observed that in teleworking, the employee works more than 48 minutes per day, or more than 4 hours per week!

Catherine, a lover of walking, hiking, long working hours and slow working, brings this advice to local businesses. Supported by the CCI, she takes her pilgrim’s staff to approach family businesses which sometimes are not really used to calling on this type of advice. Agricultural or family societies that are sometimes reluctant to change. But Catherine knows how to find the words and the way to make her diagnosis, support management and thereby demonstrate that the better you are and the better you work.

Asked for our journal, we asked her for some useful advice from everyone. Overall the secret is knowing how to take care of yourself, sometimes thinking a little selfishly about yourself. It is accepting to give importance …

  • Knowing how to create small rituals, schedules, regularity
  • Gather your resources to be in the moment and refocus your attention
  • At the end of each day, highlight 3 positive things
  • Sometimes taking the time to do nothing, really nothing; take breaks and breathe. Rediscover the pleasure of being a little bored. Boredom drives dreams and creativity and therefore generates ideas
  • Also think about disconnecting, professional tools, but sometimes also all calls

To conclude, we wondered about Tomorrow….

The world of tomorrow will be neither better nor worse than the world of today. No doubt the relationship to work will be changed with certainly more flexible hours, nomadic work facilities and tools, and certainly a reorganization of work at home or elsewhere, such as third places, for example. It is essential to install a pleasant and comfortable working environment at home; because it is important to be able to distinguish between moments and things between professional time, “office hours” and private life. It is only on this condition that everyone will be able to manage their mind well and resume work with a smile.

Catherine NEROT lives in Lectoure, to join her: [email protected]



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