1. Stop and meditate
Before starting weekly staff meetings, take 3 minutes to meditate as a team.
- It helps come back to the present moment, take a breath.
- Let go of what happened in the moment before.
- Settle in so that everyone is ready!
It’s as simple as setting a timer to announce the start and end of the meditation.
2. Traffic light
Before any important meetings, take the time to go through the "traffic lights" exercise. Each person lets the others know whether they are on the scale of
- green (doing fantastically! )
- yellow (something’s not right)
- red (not doing well)
It’s up to each person to go into details or not about their traffic light. The exercise helps people understand where they are in their lives, and allows them to connect with one another!
3. Set boundaries
Working from home has completely blurred any boundary that previously existed. Encourage your team to take real breaks throughout the day, adding them to their calendar so no one else can book them for a meeting at this time.
Ask the leaders of your teams to make their calendars visible to others with these breaks, embodying modern leadership (lunch breaks, workout breaks, picking up the kids, meditation breaks, social breaks).
4. Launch a wellness initiative
Fitness challenges, yoga classes, you name it! There are so many ways to help promote taking care of oneself. What we learned at DonaLeb is the importance of inclusivity, making these challenges accessible to everyone in the company with diverse activities. Add some friendly competition and a cause to support with our employee engagement program!