Mindful Business Charter

Re-humanising the workplace.

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We are all under too much stress.

Stress impacts our health, it costs lives, and it makes us and our businesses less productive. We know this. Much of our stress is caused by the way we work and interact with each other; the unconscious, unnecessary and often unnoticed impact we have.

What if we could be more aware of our impact — and had the permission and courage to speak up?

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We are all under too much stress.

Stress impacts our health, it costs lives, and it makes us and our businesses less productive. We know this. Much of our stress is caused by the way we work and interact with each other; the unconscious, unnecessary and often unnoticed impact we have.

What if we could be more aware of our impact — and had the permission and courage to speak up?

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(Mental) Health and Safety.

The Mindful Business Charter is a practical framework that encourages us to be more thoughtful about the impact we have on each other. It allows us to talk openly and honestly with others, by providing a common language built on four pillars.

Openness & respect

Care. Create and facilitate safe, open cultures to build trust.

Openness & Respect

Care. Create and facilitate safe, open cultures to build trust.

Smart meetings & emails

Communicate mindfully. Think about what you are saying, when, and to whom.

Smart Meetings & Emails

Communicate mindfully. Think about what you are saying, when, and to whom.

Respecting rest periods

Give consideration to the need for you and others to switch off.

Respecting Rest Periods

Give consideration to the need for you and others to switch off.

Mindful delegation

Collaborate, instruct and delegate with care.

Mindful Delegation

Collaborate, instruct and delegate with care.

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Become a signatory and commit to healthier, more effective ways of working.

Community

Join a growing movement of like-minded businesses collaborating, supporting each other and sharing their learning to effect positive change.

Thought leadership

Access the collective wisdom of leading businesses and professionals in creating healthier working practices.

Stronger working relationships

Deepen and strengthen business relationships through collaboration and respect.

A positive profile

Be seen to be making a difference, by contributing to effectiveness and sustainability across the wider business community.

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Be brave. Challenge and change. Then help others do it too.

Be the change

Do stuff. Implement and embed Charter based approaches in the way you and your organisation work.

Share your learning

Be generous. Share with the community what works, and let us help with your challenges.

Support others

Be kind. Be a buddy to other organisations and help them with what they can do.

Spread the word

Speak out. Talk about the Charter with the organisations you work with, encourage them to get involved.

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Small changes can make a big difference.

Adding the requirement and due date into the email subject heading e.g. “UPDATE NEEDED: Monthly report by 12PM Monday 1st March” has enabled team members to see at a quick glance what the email requires of them and action any they need to take. This means colleagues do not have to open every email to see what the ask is.

Justine McKenna

Barclays Legal
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