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It’s official: the Dalai Lama is a Ford guy. Well, not quite, but it sounds as if he’d be a big fan of the workplace culture they’re creating down at Ford Australia. According to HC Online, executives are introducing the ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness into the day-to-day work environment. CEO Graeme Whickman says Ford Australia is using mindfulness, which incorporates elements like yoga, meditation,
and breathing exercises, to improve workplace focus, productivity, efficiency and creativity. Whickman says the mindfulness initiative has also been key to building a company culture centered on relationships and teamwork.
Mindfulness in the workplace is still in the early stages at Ford, but participation has already jumped 125% from 2015 and 100 more managers are set to enter the training program. So if the Dalai Lama wasn’t driving a Ford already, he might want to strongly consider it.
Next Step: Measuring Mindfulness in a Workplace Culture?
Ford isn’t the only major company taking a mindful leap – multiple companies are embracing mindfulness and the positive impact it has on workplace culture and the talent acquisition process. The question is: Is it working? CEO’s like Whickman say it is, but a natural progression from using mindfulness practices in the workplace would be finding a way to measure their effectiveness.
Read our white paper to learn more about how some HR teams are leveraging technology to track and measure their workplace culture on new and exciting levels.
Technology advancements give companies greater opportunities to leverage gamification as a way of boosting productivity and employee engagement. Target has done it by tracking how long it takes cashiers to check out items. Software giant Omnicare has done it by turning customer service into a race with leaderboards that show the fastest reps and rewards for whoever has the fastest times.
As gamification becomes an increasingly relevant means for boosting employee engagement at work, many companies are considering how to gamify their key processes. They can start by zeroing in on their employees’ four key motivators.
People are competitive. Whether it’s getting the best parking spot at the office or earning a bonus for exceeding sales quota, employees thrive when they have the prospect of “winning” something.
2. Sense of Progress
As much as employees want to win, they also want to know what they’ve accomplished with their efforts. This is exactly why employees are more productive and efficient when they have visual cues like charts and tables that track their positive progress on projects.
3. Feeling Intelligent
Discussion forums are one of the best ways to boost employee engagement. Why? Because they give everyone a platform for answering questions and sharing their individual expertise, knowledge, and opinions.
4. Need for Association
Employees thrive when they feel a sense of purpose. Something as innocuous as having their names attached to a successful project is often enough to generate a wave of morale, engagement, and productivity among employees.
Gamifying an entire workplace doesn’t happen overnight. But with the right mindset, tactics, and tools, employers can start making small shifts that start building workplace morale, engagement and productivity – and total rewards marketing is one area where companies are starting to make these small – but impactful – shifts.
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