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Bird Reflection

There is a growing realization among business executives and leaders that their success and effectiveness depend not merely on their business acumen and strategies but primarily on who they are. There is an increasing appreciation of the fact that a business or organisation is as good as its leader.

The wise leaders, therefore, invests significant time and energy in themselves, to develop greater self-awareness and self-understanding. They learn to remain peaceful and strong in the midst of turmoil and turbulence. They value and care for themselves so that they learn to deal with factors leading to stress and burnout. They bring wisdom into their roles and work so that the cost of success is not the loss of their happiness, their families and relationships.

I offer one to one sessions to business executives and leaders to facilitate this process.

There is a growing realization among business executives and leaders that their success and effectiveness depend not merely on their business acumen and strategies but primarily on who they are. There is an increasing appreciation of the fact that a business or organisation is as good as its leader.

The wise leaders, therefore, invests significant time and energy in themselves, to develop greater self-awareness and self-understanding. They learn to remain peaceful and strong in the midst of turmoil and turbulence. They value and care for themselves so that they learn to deal with factors leading to stress and burnout. They bring wisdom into their roles and work so that the cost of success is not the loss of their happiness, their families and relationships.

I offer one to one sessions to business executives and leaders to facilitate this process.

Bird Reflection

compassionate workplaces

compassionate workplaces

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The compassionate workplace is a highly innovative and transformative approach to work and life which in turn helps us to resolve workplace challenges and increase productivity.

This is a vision that can transform our workplaces into happy, harmonious spaces in which awareness, inclusivity, and compassion guide our actions as a society, and emerge as norms of our behaviour. We value dignity, self-respect, wellbeing, psychological safety, establishing connections, nurturance and support as necessary guides to our life. This is an approach that considers the interests of all parties, employers, businesses as well as their employees.

Major international businesses are recognizing the power and efficacy of this evidence-based approach backed up by numerous outcome studies and have adopted them. Leading business schools like Stanford Business School have included it in their curriculum for the training of business leaders based on the growing realisation among business executives and leaders that their success and effectiveness depend not merely on their business acumen and strategies but primarily on who they are.

how compassion in workplaces helps

In workplaces, compassion may be expressed in the form of kindness, civility, understanding and support for the one in pain or difficulty.

Outcome studies have consistently shown the vast improvements in business when compassion becomes a pervasive value in the culture of the workplaces. That results in the experience of a sense of belonging, loyalty, commitment, efficiency and productivity. When people feel valued, trusted, supported, appreciated, brings out the best in people. And they give their best. Other benefits of workplace compassion include reduced stress levels, absenteeism, reduced legal costs and greater employee retention.

A rising number of studies show that addressing suffering at work does not hinder an organisation, but helps it. Responding compassionately to employees not only improves their performance and loyalty, but also creates an atmosphere that is safe for learning, collaboration, and innovation – which all impact the bottom line.

transforming workplaces by cultivating compassion

Application of concepts and steps, however necessary, planned and well executed, will not work.

The organizational structures of businesses make it necessary for the leadership to understand and embody compassion before it can be a pervasive atmosphere and quality of their business. For a leader can take a company only as far as they have gone. This approach of self-awareness that enables leaders to experience and embody compassion is the surest first step that is bound to bear fruit.

A second step involves understanding compassion, experiencing, embodying and communicating compassion. It is important for leaders to embody executive presence, competence, and compassionate leadership in oneself.

In order to move from concept to practice, a necessary transformation of workplaces is sought to be achieved through the following modules offered in workshop format supplemented by optional Awareness Coaching sessions.

When we act with awareness and compassion, we are the best versions of ourselves. Observing oneself, involving body, emotions, beliefs, behaviours, relationships, communication, in short every aspect of life is included in the purview of this module.

Self-compassion is a necessary outcome of this first step. We will also focus on self-motivation, and self-responsibility. These are necessary steps to reduce stress levels and promote greater self-care. 

Research and our own observations show that people that practise Mindfulness/Awareness have lowered physical symptoms of stress, leading to better focus, reduced anxiety, and greater creativity. Leaders who act compassionately have better relationships, a greater sense of well-being, and a deeper understanding of the people they lead. 

This module aims at helping teams and leaders to connect with purpose, values, and meaning in the workplace, putting compassion at the heart of everything that is done. Operationalising compassion in the workplace involves making systemic changes to ensure that compassion is a core value that pervades the culture and atmosphere of the workplace. It will therefore include systems for participation/involvement, feedback and evaluation.

Leaders who use their leadership skills with compassion show it in their awareness of others and their needs, moving from me to we, and an attitude of wishing the best for others, and the courage to take actions that follow from it.

We will focus on creating a culture and environment, where compassion is the key value of the organization and ensure changes at the systemic level that makes it flourish. A key purpose is finding ways to be sensitive to the needs of their community which includes the teams, mangers, and employees.

Being embodied beings, we experience life and express ourselves in and through our bodies. Using our bodies to bring about changes in ourselves is more reliable and lasting. Changes are real if they are experienced and observed in our bodies.

Since our body is our presence, being a leader or executive shows in the body. We will use the tools of self-awareness to take the next step in bringing about effective changes through embodied presence and communication. We will work on our patterns of embodiment and use ways of bringing about changes that are quick and lasting.

Workplace relationships can make or mar businesses offering potential for great satisfaction and fulfilment as well as possibilities of high stress and burnout. This module will offer a basic understanding of the significance of workplace relationships and the need for instilling and maintaining a style of relationship that is friendly, accepting, and nurturing that is conducive to productivity.

This will include the awareness of workplace dynamics, workplace games and dramas, conflicts at work, and our styles of relationships. An understanding, accepting attitude promotes cohesion, harmony, reduced stress levels, greater efficiency and productivity. Most productive organizations have cooperative, supportive, cohesive, participative environments demonstrating beyond doubt that happy people produce best results.

Another essential ingredient of happy and productive workplaces is our communication skills.

It can be often a challenge to be able to communicate with kindness and compassion in difficult times when it is even more necessary than at other times.

In this module we seek to become aware of personal styles of communication and their impact on others. We focus on unlearning some of our unhelpful approaches, and on learning and fostering skills of communication that are kind, respectful, supportive, and challenging where necessary.

Workplace stress is a constant reality that both employees and employers face. Factors contributing to stress as well as their impact vary widely but is often made worse when employees feel they have little support from supervisors, colleagues, and employers.

This module aims to explore how the creation of a compassionate atmosphere and approach to the workplace demands and pressures constitutes a powerful long-term remedy.

Research has shown that the promotion of a compassionate workplace reduces reduced stress and burnout, better physical and psychological health, reduces sick leave and absenteeism. This in turn is seen to be demonstrated better business performance. efficiency, productivity, higher profits.

It also ensures the promotion of an atmosphere that reduces workplace stress, enhancing harmonious workplace relationships. Better health also resulted in a healthier work-life balance and improved their life outside of work.

Application of concepts and steps, however necessary, planned and well executed, will not work.

The organizational structures of businesses make it necessary for the leadership to understand and embody compassion before it can be a pervasive atmosphere and quality of their business. For a leader can take a company only as far as they have gone. This approach of self-awareness that enables leaders to experience and embody compassion is the surest first step that is bound to bear fruit.

A second step involves understanding compassion, experiencing, embodying and communicating compassion. It is important for leaders to embody executive presence, competence, and compassionate leadership in oneself.

In order to move from concept to practice, a necessary transformation of workplaces is sought to be achieved through the following modules offered in workshop format supplemented by optional Awareness Coaching sessions:

When we act with awareness and compassion, we are the best versions of ourselves. Observing oneself, involving body, emotions, beliefs, behaviours, relationships, communication, in short every aspect of life is included in the purview of this module.

Self-compassion is a necessary outcome of this first step. We will also focus on self-motivation, and self-responsibility. These are necessary steps to reduce stress levels and promote greater self-care. 

 

Research and our own observations show that people that practise Mindfulness/Awareness have lowered physical symptoms of stress, leading to better focus, reduced anxiety, and greater creativity. Leaders who act compassionately have better relationships, a greater sense of well-being, and a deeper understanding of the people they lead. 

This module aims at helping teams and leaders to connect with purpose, values, and meaning in the workplace, putting compassion at the heart of everything that is done. Operationalising compassion in the workplace involves making systemic changes to ensure that compassion is a core value that pervades the culture and atmosphere of the workplace. It will therefore include systems for participation/involvement, feedback and evaluation.

Leaders who use their leadership skills with compassion show it in their awareness of others and their needs, moving from me to we, and an attitude of wishing the best for others, and the courage to take actions that follow from it.

We will focus on creating a culture and environment, where compassion is the key value of the organization and ensure changes at the systemic level that makes it flourish. A key purpose is finding ways to be sensitive to the needs of their community which includes the teams, mangers, and employees.

Being embodied beings, we experience life and express ourselves in and through our bodies. Using our bodies to bring about changes in ourselves is more reliable and lasting. Changes are real if they are experienced and observed in our bodies.

Since our body is our presence, being a leader or executive shows in the body. We will use the tools of self-awareness to take the next step in bringing about effective changes through embodied presence and communication. We will work on our patterns of embodiment and use ways of bringing about changes that are quick and lasting.

Workplace relationships can make or mar businesses offering potential for great satisfaction and fulfilment as well as possibilities of high stress and burnout. This module will offer a basic understanding of the significance of workplace relationships and the need for instilling and maintaining a style of relationship that is friendly, accepting, and nurturing that is conducive to productivity.

This will include the awareness of workplace dynamics, workplace games and dramas, conflicts at work, and our styles of relationships. An understanding, accepting attitude promotes cohesion, harmony, reduced stress levels, greater efficiency and productivity. Most productive organizations have cooperative, supportive, cohesive, participative environments demonstrating beyond doubt that happy people produce best results.

Another essential ingredient of happy and productive workplaces is our communication skills.

It can be often a challenge to be able to communicate with kindness and compassion in difficult times when it is even more necessary than at other times.

In this module we seek to become aware of personal styles of communication and their impact on others. We focus on unlearning some of our unhelpful approaches, and on learning and fostering skills of communication that are kind, respectful, supportive, and challenging where necessary.

Workplace stress is a constant reality that both employees and employers face. Factors contributing to stress as well as their impact vary widely but is often made worse when employees feel they have little support from supervisors, colleagues, and employers.

This module aims to explore how the creation of a compassionate atmosphere and approach to the workplace demands and pressures constitutes a powerful long-term remedy.

Research has shown that the promotion of a compassionate workplace reduces reduced stress and burnout, better physical and psychological health, reduces sick leave and absenteeism. This in turn is seen to be demonstrated better business performance. efficiency, productivity, higher profits.

It also ensures the promotion of an atmosphere that reduces workplace stress, enhancing harmonious workplace relationships. Better health also resulted in a healthier work-life balance and improved their life outside of work.

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