Workplace wellness is a tacit contract between the company and the employee. If the employee needs to find a balance between his work and personal life – such as staying active, taking breaks, doing sports activities, seeing friends. The company must provide an environment that facilitates these last recommendations. We have therefore selected films on the following themes:

  • Inclusive Workplace | Build a positive environment where every profil could develop.
  • Healthy Work Balance| Keep learning, Find the reason why you’re working and get inspiration (and respiration).
  • Heatlthy lifestyle | Keep an healthy lifestyle with a balance diet and sport activity
  • Connect to other | Be careful about your colleages and be connected to each other.
  • Time to Switch off | Be able to disconnect from work

INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE

PURL, Kristen Lester , 2019| (USA) 9 minutes
Synopsis| The short-movie is featuring an earnest ball of yarn named Purl who gets a job in a fast-paced, high energy, bro-tastic start-up. Yarny hijinks ensue as she tries to fit in, but how far is she willing to go to get the acceptance she yearns for, and in the end, is it worth it?

STANDBY, Charlotte Regan , 2019| (USA) 9 minutes
Synopsis| Gary and Jenny share the same cramped “office space” as all beat cops: the front seat of a patrol car. Their evolving relationship is an emotional rollercoaster ride that stands in often-comedic contrast to the procession of thugs and criminals filling the back seat.

THIS IS WHAT MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY, Michael C Bush, 2019 | (USA) 4 minutes
There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy — and how companies can benefit their bottom lines by fostering satisfaction.

HEATLTHY LIFESTYLE

HEALTHY WORK. HEALTHY YOU., Queensland Goverment, 2015 | (AUS) 4 minutes
Synopsis | This film discusses the challenges the construction, manufacturing, oil and gas and transport industries face in motivating their workers to lead healthier lifestyles. It focuses on different initiatives to encourage workers to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Watch more videos | Workplace Health and Safety website

HEALTHY WORK RELATIONSHIP : Always learning, the reasons why and Inspirations

The following 3 short-documentaries are extract from the documentaries Footsteps across the World about Hermès Sustainable actions through the world.

ALWAYS LEARNING| HONG KONG, CHINA Frédéric Laffont , 2019| (FR) 9 minutes
Synopsis| In Hong Kong, on the 22nd floor of a tower in the Admiralty district where they have laid out their tools, Christelle, Farid and Alexandre save their best tricks for objects that have a past.



THE REASON WHY | SORÈDE, FRANCE Frédéric Laffont , 2019| (FR) 9 minutes
Synopsis| Hundreds of inhabitants of Sorède, in the south of France, braided whips and riding crops in hackberry wood until the car and the tractor supplanted the horse. A workshop at the foot of the Albères massif still works with this strong, supple wood, in an establishment for people with mental disabilities. Hermès entrusts them with the task of making all its riding crops and dressage kits.

INSPIRATION (AND RESPIRATION) LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Frédéric Laffont , 2019| (FR) 9 minutes
Synopsis| Hermès collaborates with artists, such as the English illustrator Alice Shirley, to interpret and pay tribute to the beauty and wealth of the planet via motifs and prints.

CONNECT TO OTHER

THE VOICE IN YOUR HEAD, Graham Parkes, 2020| (USA) 12 minutes
Synopsis| Dan spends his every waking hour tortured by the negative voice in his head, until he learns something shocking that allows him to break free.
Key topics| Be connected to your colleague

ISLE OF CHAIR, Ivyy Chen, 2019| (USA) 9 minutes
Synopsis| On a secluded Island, a chair has fallen down.
Interpretation and opennings| A quiet and unassuming film with its lyrical storyline difficult to describe, but open to interpretation. The upturned seats to be a symbol of peoples discomfort for things not acting as they should, Chen used her film to create a sense of peace. The film director wanted to create a space where everyone is safe to have a moment to allow sadness and negativity to happen, as well as to have a chance to make peace with themselves through connecting with others”.

TIME TO SWITCH OFF

HOW TO TURN OFF WORK THOUGHTS DURING YOUR FREE TIME, Guy Winch , 2019| (USA) 12 minutes
Synopsis | Feeling burned out? You may be spending too much time ruminating about your job, says psychologist Guy Winch. Learn how to stop worrying about tomorrow’s tasks or stewing over office tensions with three simple techniques aimed at helping you truly relax and recharge after work.

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