Awareness in Action recognizes the challenges of the modern work place and works with staff and employers to develop an innovative and sustainable response.
Work-related stress affects more than 40 million workers and is costing the EU an estimated 20 billion euro in absenteeism and related health costs every year
Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
We live in times of change and uncertainty characterized by economic fluctuation, rapid technological development, a work culture that expects a 24/7 availability and an increasing global dependency.
"The rules for work are changing. We’re being judged by a new yardstick: not just by how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also by how well we handle ourselves and each other." Working with Emotional Intelligence: Daniel Goleman
For employers to be able to respond to these challenges, they need staff who are flexible, self-aware and compassionate. People with these skills are more able to handle stress and deal with colleagues and clients with greater sensitivity and effectiveness. This means training with a more complete, person-based focus that can deliver sustainable development, rather than short-term solutions.
"Jobs are not performed by robots but by people like you and me, each of who, beneath a veneer of rank, title, and status, shares the same fundamental desire for purpose, meaning, and a life that contributes something of value to the world."
Work as a Spiritual Practice Lewis Richmond
For staff to be able to respond to these challenges they need to be able to see them not as problems but as possibilities for growth and personal development.
This means a vision and methodology of training that engages directly with our habitual ways of doing things, while acknowledging the growing wish to find a deeper meaning in our working lives.
Awareness in Action delivers a range of training opportunities specifically designed to target the needs of each work situation.