In 2012, the City Council created the "Barcelona Award to the Innovative Company in Conciliation and Time". In the 9th edition of the Award and after eight years of experience, a step forward is taken with a change of the Award’s name, in order to broaden the perspective of the organizational aspect in uses of time in companies and organizations in the city: Barcelona Award to the Innovative Company in Organization and Uses of Time.
This award wants to identify, promote and inform on the efforts of all those companies that are committed to the betterment of time management in order to achieve an improved conciliation of work, family and individual life. These companies work implementing measures on the uses of time that help their employees get better organized in their lives, and, at the same time, enhance the companies' planning.
- To identify, publicly, the efforts that companies in this city make to develop innovating measures for a better management of time, bringing flexibility, and balancing work, family, and personal schedules.
- To enhance the visibility of companies that are committed to help harmonize time in their organization, making society in general more aware of these issues.
- To contribute to spreading understanding on these issues, and promoting exchange while generating a repository of successful implementations of measures in the context of better time management and conciliation in the work place.