Calmworks® Case Study
In 2014 Calmworks® pioneered mindfulness and emotional intelligence (MEQ®) leadership training in the UK Government’s Department for Work and Pensions.
Since then Calmworks® has continued to provide cutting edge MEQ® Leadership programmes all over the UK Civil Service.
Below are the results from our most recent programme.
Percentage of Participants who Show Improvement
After a standard six module course more than 70% of all Participants see improvements in all measured areas: productivity, emotional intelligence (EQ), sleep and mindful behaviour (M).
Percentage of Participants who showed improvements:
Productivity - 82%
Emotional Intelligence - 73%
Sleep - 82%
Mindful Behaviour - 77%
After the programme productivity was boosted by reducing the number of hours lost due to ‘absenteeism’ and ‘ill health whilst at work’.
From the above chart we can see that this group of twenty-two participants gained nineteen hours of productivity lost to absenteeism and twenty hours of productivity lost to ‘ill health while at work’.
Extrapolating the figures above for a workforce of around 3000 you would expect to gain 63,600 more productive hours per year due to absenteeism and ‘ill health whilst at work’ alone.
Mindful Behaviour Gains
The benefits of the programme are not limited to absenteeism and ‘ill health whilst at work’, they also bring a considerable change in employees’ ‘effectivness’ at work.
The table below shows the reduction in what some might call ‘mistakes’ or ‘inefficiency’ known to us as ‘unmindful’ behaviour. This would include thigs such as: stressing about future deadlines, dwelling on past mistakes, inattentive rushing, clumsiness and ‘zoning out’.
Using the above data for ‘unmindful’ behaviour we were able to calculate the percentage improvement.
The End Result?
An emotionally resilient and positive workforce, able to manage the challenges posed by a rapidly changing landscape
Company financial gains due to overall productivity gains
Reductions in absenteeism
Reductions in staff turnover
More staff engagement
Data showing key indicators that can be used to target specific objectives in development plans
Talent management and identification of individuals with the potential to develop into future leaders