Frequently Asked Questions
Corporate Mindfulness Program
How much time does the Mindfulness Program take each day?
The maximum time each day is 20 minutes. Some employees may want to do it for shorter periods of time. Mindfulness can choose to have it part of their lunch breaks and/or can choose to do it during their rest breaks.
Is the Mindfulness Program voluntary?
Yes. Every employee should not feel forced force to do HappCo’s Mindfulness Program. This is where HappCo shines. HappCo presents mindfulness in a way that inspires and excites employees to want to start a mindful program. It is to your benefit to recruit as many of your employees to participate in order to take full advantage of HappCo’s tools.
What makes HappCo’s Program different from other corporate programs?
HappCo prides itself on presenting mindfulness in a way that inspires and excites employees to want to start practicing mindfulness and make it a permanent part of their workday. In addition, HappCo combines a tracking component that allows your management team and your company to follow the positive impact that our Mindfulness Program is having on your company.
How was HappCo’s Program designed?
HappCo’s program is an offshoot of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which is the most widely adopted mindfulness method centered out of the U Mass Medical School, The Search Inside Yourself program that was developed by Google’s Chade-Meng Tan and elements of Aetna’s corporate mindfulness program.
How flexible is HappCo’s Program?
The key to a corporate program is its flexibility and ability to maintain employee interest and sustainability. Each company’s employee population is different. Most companies have a spectrum of employees that range from those who have never heard of mindfulness; those that tried it and stopped; those that do it a little bit now and then, those that practice it consistently; and those that are naysayers. HappCo addresses each group and offers an introduction to the Program that suits their needs.
What is the guidance that HappCo provides?
Prior to initiating HappCo’s Mindfulness Program, it is important to get a valid baseline evaluation to better understand the status of your employees and your overall corporate culture. Once the Mindfulness Program is initiated, progress will be tracked by conducting periodic surveys. This way your company will be able to follow and manage the positive impact the Mindfulness Program is having.
How does HappCo coordinate the Insight surveys and the Mindfulness Program?
HappCo will provide progress reports and will sit down with you and your management team to track potential changes to key metrics such as productivity, sick days, retention, recruitment costs, sales and profits.
By coordinating the surveys with the Mindfulness Program, how does my company benefit?
It is important that the results of the survey are acknowledged and utilized, in order to insure that your employees are positively reinforced to stay engaged in the process.
What is the science behind the Mindfulness Program?
There are hundreds of scientific studies confirming the ability of a mindfulness practice to increase focus, collaboration, compassion, creativity, happiness and engagement. The best corporate study was conducted by Aetna Insurance where the company’s mindfulness program increased cash flow by $5,000 per employee. There was a $3,000 increase in productivity due to increase in concentration and a $2,000 reduction in medical claims for their high risk employee population.