CASE STUDY - MINDFULNESS IN BUSINESS LIFE
Parham Vasaiely is Senior Manager at Jaguar Land Rover, responsible for the engineering of Autonomous Vehicles and Driverless Cars. He leads the JLR Mindfulness Steering Group, which has successfully deployed mindfulness into their workplace, offering courses and tools to employees and the senior leadership team, focusing on increased wellbeing, collaboration, creativity and productivity.
Parham joins us in Manchester to give us an overview of the implementation and benefits of the mindfulness programme in JLR. In Parham's article, written for HRZone, he gives an introduction to how mindfulness started in JLR. Read an excerpt below...
Mindfulness at Jaguar Land Rover
In 2016, Jaguar Land Rover started a mindfulness programme, in collaboration with Kalapa Academy and Nijmegen University, supported by Oxford University, focusing on resilience and leadership, allowing several hundred employees from the Product Engineering department to experience Mindfulness.
The six-week long programme included a full day face-to-face, four consequent online webinars and a half-day face-to-face session. A pre-assessment of the participants via a questioner and an Attention Network Test at the start of the first day determined the current status of mental health and performance. The measurement was concluded with a second Attention Network Test at the last session.
With scientifically measured positive benefits to mental health and performance of the individuals, this programme has already demonstrated a return of investment. The effectiveness has been measured in areas such as emotional and social wellbeing, performance and team participation.
All participants showed reduction in perceived stress levels. But even more important, it has left the participants with a lifelong experience and a tool which they can access whenever required to master complex situations and challenging times.
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