the essence of Organisations
In an era of accelerated global change, the need for people to learn evidence-based skills and practical strategies to improve vitality and wellbeing has never been greater. We know that the effectiveness of organisations is, to a significant degree, dependent upon the effectiveness of the individuals within it. Yet we continue to hear about stress that leads to sickness and burnout, about bullying, about mistakes made under pressure, mistakes that sometimes cost hugely in terms of time, economics and personnel. It’s essential that we find means of avoiding these challenges as much as possible and that, when faced with them, we are able to sustain composure and clarity to address them efficiently and effectively. So what can we do to strengthen the essence, or the heart, of organisations?
The HeartMath® Institute in California has been undertaking scientific research in the area of heart-brain alignment, resilience and coherence for over 25 years now, research that has been peer-reviewed and published in journals and magazines, such as ‘Global Advances in Medicine’ and ‘Harvard Business Review’. Informed by this research, the HeartMath Institute has developed programs that are now in over fifty countries. These help empower people to manage stress, self-regulate energy and increase moment by moment resilience, throughout the day. Understanding the way that our body’s physiology responds in stressful situation is an important part of this.
HeartMath’s Resilience Advantage™ program for organisations provides a practical framework of self-regulation tools and coherence-building practices. These help us gain more composure and optimise performance. With greater clarity, a stronger identity with organisational purpose and core values can be facilitated. An improved work culture can then build upon the strengths of employees, leading to increased productivity and innovation.
Further benefits include:
- Heightened creativity
- Increased regenerative sleep
- Improved relational awareness in professional interactions
- Increased ability to handle challenging clients and situations
- Enhanced ability to focus, process information and solve problems