Posted by Yvonne Anderson on 4 March 2014
Mindfulness in Business
Hi, Yvonne Anderson from Safe Space Coaching here. I gave my 5-minute presentation on the effectiveness of mindfulness in a business setting at the last Blue Dot event.
I talked about the ideal world in which everything is going swimmingly in your business with engaged employees and satisfied clients. I talked about business leaders having an inspiring overall vision for their organisation, one that fosters honest and open communication across the board. I discussed the many roles each and every one of us has in life at home and at work.
I then went on to talk about how this ideal is often derailed by many factors such as burnout, disengagement and many others. I have found through my own research that ultimately every one of them stems from accumulated stress.
Even one person (esp. in a smallish team), can act like a poison pill dissolving through your organisation. This can also filter down to your clients.
I then described what mindfulness was and how it can be one of the simplest and most effective ways to deal with stress before it becomes a huge problem for your business.
I discussed how the big players are studying the effectiveness of mindfulness and meditation such as John Hopkins and Harvard Business School and the successful people who credit it to their success in business and life such as Larry Brilliant, former director of Google.org, Ray Dalio and Bill Ford.
So if you would like to hear more about individual or group mindfulness sessions contact Blue Dot
Posted by Toni Simpson on 3 March 2014
Let your staff know you appreciate them
This Friday is Employee Appreciation Day! It’s so important to recognize those people that just go that extra mile, smile every day and can be relied upon without asking to perform over and above expectation.
Like our page www.facebook.com/bluedot.co.nz, upload a photo and tell us what you did to be into win spot prizes.
The reward and recognition schemes that other larger organisations offer can be costly. Small businesses can get creative and consider different ways of providing incentives to your staff to remain competitive – especially when recruiting and retaining skilled staff.
Here's some suggested ways to keep recognising your staff:
• Supply fruit baskets on a monthly basis