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21 May 2024

Work-life balance: a booster named Geneva EMBA

Let’s start with some figures: the Swiss value work-life balance and flexible working hours. Despite global economic tensions, only 23% of the country’s workforce fears losing their jobs, and 66% would refuse any activity that disrupts this balance. Moreover, they are interested in their employers’ values and goals, with 57% willing to leave if these values do not align with theirs.
The topic of work-life harmony impacts not only the quality of recruitment but also the ability of individuals to collaborate effectively within the company. In addition to the legitimate demands for fulfillment that the professional framework entails, the new generations reject the idea of inherent powerlessness associated with salaried status. Digital transformation plays a significant role in this evolution: it unleashes the creative potential of millions of workers and creates an exciting alternative to independence.

Will the market always decide our fates?
Paradoxically, pressure within companies continues to intensify, in response to the phenomenal crises experienced in recent years. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, burnout rates were rising, revealing the dysfunctions of a growth-at-all-costs model.
In November 2023, a survey by Travail Suisse*, an independent umbrella organization for employees, highlighted the implications of the Swiss economic situation on worker well-being. While low unemployment and labor shortages provide increased job security, they also generate considerable pressures. Employees face an increased workload, fueled by a growing number of overtime hours and difficulty balancing work and personal life. This overload leads to widespread professional exhaustion, affecting more than 60% of workers, who often or very often feel emotionally overwhelmed. More than 820,000 employees are even considering changing jobs due to stress and psychological constraints.
Faced with these challenges, the Swiss, especially Generation Z, question the relationship between their deep aspirations and the sacrifices imposed by the meritocratic race allegedly “invented” by the liberal system.

Geneva EMBA: regain control of yourself
Why not aim higher? The exhaustion mentioned above not only stems from our environment but also from our inability to not respond to all solicitations and to feel legitimate about our added value. The GENEVA EMBA offers you a rendezvous with your future, allowing you to clarify your deep aspirations, detect, or better yet, accept your talents and exploit them. Accompanied by other participants, you will learn to prioritize your goals and focus on the essential over two years. You will gain numerous conceptual expertise, forging your strategic self-leadership and tactical leadership. The program, taught by a high-quality faculty, addresses the challenges of the early 21st century in organizational management, artificial intelligence, business creativity, implementation, team leadership, and strategic leadership. What will be the result? Easier choices in crafting your personal and professional balance and an assertive pursuit of well-being and efficiency.


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