Because so much is at stake.
FIKE, MANUFACTURER OF FIRE, EXPLOSION AND OVERPRESSURE PROTECTION SOLUTIONS, IS A FAMILY-OWNED FIRM WHOSE MIDDLE EAST MANAGING DIRECTOR IHAB FARAG HAS A MISSION INSPIRED BY THESE IMPORTANT COMPANY VALUES.
Ihab Farag doesn’t believe in work–life balance. “You don’t have to balance life and work,” he asserts. But don’t mistake the Managing Director of Fike, an industrial safety solutions manufacturer, for a workaholic. “Work should be an enjoyable and fulfilling part of life, rather than an antonym to life,” he clarifies.
Describing how he puts this mantra into practice in the company, Ihab says, “We try to be very flexible when it comes to working hours and give each employee a reason for doing what they are doing, so that it’s more than just a job. This may sound like a cliche, but when we get caught up in the daily grind, it’s easy to forget that what we’re doing has helped save lives from fires and explosions. I try to remind myself and my team of this.”