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Challenges at Work

The challenges we face at work are unprecedented and multiplying.  They include technological advancements demanding immediate, round-the-clock responsiveness; increasingly onerous regulation, tougher performance measurements; unprecedented volatility in our external environments and the constant need to do more with less. These challenges are not insurmountable.  But they do require a new approach. Sustained stress is enough reason to explore new ways of working.  But its impact can be a lot greater than on ourselves alone.  When we suffer from stress, our behavior cascades through the workplace. Culturally stressed organizations promote fear-driven, risk-averse behavior that limits corporate performance.

About the Program

Mindfulness@Work is a one day workshop, designed for employees to access sustainable ways to self-regulate, and operate at an optimal mental level and the program promotes different dynamics.  Employees will be able to benefit from high level critical thinking and innovation, objectivity and perspective, greater empathy and the promotion of happier relationships and teams. Research shows that more mindful workplaces are also more productive, engaged - and profitable.

Just as physical training delivers quantifiable performance improvements, neuro-scientific research shows that mindfulness training can deliver dramatically enhanced working capabilities.

Training in Mindfulness supports the workplace, bringing about a more productive, creative and peaceful yet competitive environment for success.

Mindfulness@Work improves the wellbeing of employees.

A number of well-known companies have implemented mindfulness programs for its employees. Examples of these well-known companies include the following:
  • Apple
  • Google
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Astra Zeneca
  • General Mills
  • Aetna.

A Financial Times article describes the growth in mindfulness in the West and cites General Mills as one company that is making Mindfulness@Work an integral part of its company culture.
General Mills has even begun research into its efficacy, and the early results are striking. After one mindfulness course, 83 per cent of participants said they were “taking time each day to optimize their personal productivity” - up from 23 per cent before the course. Eighty-two per cent said they now make time to eliminate tasks with limited productivity value – up from 32 per cent before the course. And among senior executives who took the course, 80 per cent reported a positive change in their ability to make better decisions, while 89 per cent said they became better listeners.

Who should attend?

  • Executives who want greater creative focus and clarity
  • Individuals who need to overcome stereotypical thinking and have a better understanding of complex situations.
  • Individuals and groups who are experiencing high levels of stress
  • Those who need to communicate more effectively with their colleagues and customers
  • Managers who need effective techniques to reduce conflicts in their teams
  • Those who are involved in re-organization and downsizing
  • Individuals who wants to be more productive and less distracted
  • Anyone who wants to enjoy their work and their life more.

Content

In this workshop, participants will gain the skills and knowledge on:
  • How to be more mindful at work?
  • How to apply mindfulness at work?
  • How to practice mindfulness in the workplace?
  • How to practice mindfulness in the digital age?
  • How to use mindfulness to assist the different business functions?
    • Mindfulness for human resources
    • Mindfulness for occupational health
    • Mindfulness for customer service delivery
    • Mindfulness for marketing
  • How to be mindful in managing work pressures?
  • How to use mindfulness to boost your mental resilience?
  • How to benefit from mindfulness at work?
  • How to apply the four pillars of mindfulness?
    • Self Awareness
    • Authenticity
    • Productivity
    • Compassion
  • How to kill a thought (In a good way)?
  • How the brain retains new mindful patterns?
     

Objectives

At the end of the workshop, Mindfulness@ Work enhances a person’s ability to experience:
  • Greater well being
  • Clearer thinking
  • More effective communication
  • More creativity and stronger leadership skills
  • Greater teamwork
  • Improved ability to address conflict
  • More awareness of personal stress and how to prevent it
  • Increased stability during periods of change
  • The ability to respond rather than react by breaking habitual patterns of behavior
  • Fewer somatic illnesses.
Our work shows that the application of mindfulness principles can dramatically enhance organizational success. Results include greater efficiency, effectiveness, innovation and a higher likelihood of survival in a changing world:
  • Reduced burnout and health costs
  • Increased effectiveness through clarity about one’s desired future
  • Greater innovation in solving problems and developing possibilities
  • Greater efficiency through less waste of resources and human creativity
  • Taking appropriate organizational and personal risk as a natural function of changing world and work contexts
  • Overall greater job satisfaction.

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