Why Mindful Organizations?

Mindfulness is a practice of staying in the present. It is deeply rooted in the technique of meditation. Mindfulness also helps to cultivate self-awareness and compassion. You can read more about mindfulness here.

Mindful organizations represent workplaces which embrace mindfulness as a part of daily work life. Such a workplace is productive, resilient and has a happy workforce.

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Why do companies need Mindfulness?

Find out why Mindfulness has emerged as a sustainable practice amidst a lot of quick fix training programs and interventions in battling stress.

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Benefits of Being a Mindful Organization

Multiple studies have shown that mindfulness has a significant positive impact on the organization. Neuroscientific research has also proven several benefits for the individual.

Collaborative culture

Creates Collaborative Culture


• Improves emotional intelligence
• Facilitates transition from an adversarial to a collaborative mindset
• Enhances employee/employer and client relationships
• Reduces conflict in the workplace
• Leads to a positive change in company culture

Increased productivity

Improves Organizational Productivity


• Reduces absenteeism
• Improves employer’s and employee’s productivity
• Helps in better strategic planning and decision making skills
• Positively relates to overall employee performance

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Facilitates Self Enhancement


• Increases creativity
• Heightens self-awareness
• Decreases stress and stress related illness
• Enhances value focus
• Improves problem solving, thinking and decision making ability

Companies That Use Mindfulness

What are Companies Doing?

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How are companies using Mindfulness?

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Building Mindful Organizations

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Our Training Programs

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Our Approach

We have carefully devised a research-based approach toward helping build mindful organizations. It involves:

  • A pre and post assessment to keep track and measure progress.
  • Practical sessions like retreats and workshops to learn mindfulness practices.
  • Integrative tools like coaching and training-the-trainer.
  • Material and methods that will help sustain the practice on a long term basis.

Training Method

  • Training is conducted largely in silence.
  • It consists of various mindfulness and meditative practices.
  • It is conducted in office premises and at outside locations.
  • The practical training is supplemented by mindfulness tools that ensure long term benefits.

Mindful Organizations: Program Content

Paying Attention

  • Focus on emotions and thoughts
  • Awareness of bodily sensations

Purposefully Being There

  • Develop a nonjudgmental attitude
  • Practice to stay with situations

Acceptance

  • Developing Trust
  • Cultivating Compassion for self and others

Understanding the Science

  • Understand the neuroscientific basis of mindfulness
  • Mind-body connect and neuroplasticity
  • Neural network of attention

The Mindful Leader

An integral part of mindful organizations is their leadership. The key to effective leadership is a healthy ability to blend intellect with emotional intelligence. The Mindful Leader caters to the leadership of your company as change begins at the top and has a positive ripple effect throughout the organization. We strongly recommend a full bodied program to have the desired impact.

Who is a Mindful Leader?
What does a Mindful Leader look like?

A mindful leader, most importantly, is self-aware.

Who is a Mindful Leader?
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Why Leadership Focus?

  • Change begins at the top
  • A resilient leader fosters growth
  • An organization’s progress depends on leadership
  • Global changes demand leadership styles to adapt
  • Leaders are main change agents
  • Mindful Leaders lead with wisdom and gentleness

What Mindful Leaders Have to Say…

He spoke at last year’s Wisdom 2.0 conference about the importance of managing compassionately, something he calls his “first principle of management.”
Jeff Weiner , LinkedIn CEO
She meditates every night and spends her Saturdays doing a “digital detox.” She says, “taking time to meditate and unplug helped me to manage it all. It’s almost like a reboot for your brain and your soul. It makes me so much calmer when I’m responding to e-mails later.”
Padmasree Warrior, The Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Cisco Systems
He says he came back to mindfulness after launching Twitter as a way to sustain high performance – both his own and that of his employees.
Evan Williams , Twitter Co-founder
He is a big proponent of meditation in the business world said that during difficult times at the company, he set an intention every morning to go through his day with compassion. And to lead with compassion, Ford said he first learned to develop compassion for himself through a loving-kindness (metta) meditation practice.
William Ford, The Ford Motor Company Chairman
If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it.
Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. Co-Founder
Slomowitz helped to lower her company’s health care costs by offering employees classes in Transcendental Meditation. She says, “The workplace environment soon grew from toxic to harmonious among other positive changes. And surprisingly, the company’s cost of healthcare insurance actually went down due to a reduction in sick claims.”
Nancy Slomowitz, Executive Management Associates CEO
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Several successful leaders have chosen the path of living mindfully, and have introduced the concept to their companies and staff. Read on to get a glimpse into their personal experiences and also how it helped their Companies.
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The Mindful Leader Program

Pre-Assessment

An analytical report of baseline measures of well-being would be generated using:

  • Self-administered tests
  • Checklists
  • Rating Scales

Practical Sessions

Sessions could be organized into formats of:

  • Weekly sessions
  • A 2 day retreat or
  • A 8 week meditation course

Integrative Tools

Ongoing support will be provided:

  • One-on-one coaching
  • Follow-up sessions
  • Expert-facilitated group discussions

Sustaining Activities

Material could be made available to help sustain the practice:

  • Workbooks
  • Reading material and
  • Guided audio sessions

Post-Assessment

A customized, analytical report will be generated in order to gain insight into the impact of the Mindfulness Program.

The Mindful Workplace

The Mindfulness Workplace Program caters to the entire organization. The program follows a holistic approach which uses mindfulness to create a healthy and productive work environment. Our program is also customizable as per the company’s needs.

The Mindful Workplace Program

Pre-Assessment

An analytical report of baseline measures of well-being would be generated using:

  • Self-administered tests
  • Checklists
  • Rating Scales

Practical Sessions

Sessions could be organized into formats of:

  • Weekly sessions
  • A 2 day retreat or
  • A 8 week meditation course

Integrative Tools

Support will be provided to integrate mindful practices holistically into the organization:

  • TOT programs
  • Setting up a Meditation Room

Sustaining Activities

Ongoing support will be provided to sustain the practice:

  • Using workbooks
  • Articles shared on intranet
  • Employee-managed mindfulness blog

Post-Assessment

A customized, analytical report will be generated in order to gain insight into the impact of the Mindfulness Program.

Corporate Clients of our Past Mindfulness Programs

About the Program Director

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Sadia Saeed Raval is the founder and chief psychologist of Inner Space. She has been an avid practitioner of mindfulness and meditation for the last 10 years and has been conducting meditation retreats, talks and workshops for the past 3 years. She has integrated mindfulness as a key ingredient in her psychotherapeutic practice. She has undergone mindfulness training from both Indian and Western perspectives. She has attended Vipassana courses and other mindfulness meditation retreats in different parts of India. She has also completed her basic MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course founded by John Kabat-Zinn. In addition, she has attended the course on Mindfulness and the Brain by Rick Hanson in Australia, involving both his key projects, ‘Buddha’s Brain’ and ‘Hardwiring Happiness’, based on the neuroscientific understanding of mindfulness.

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