Mindfulness@HSBC. HSBC is on a journey to support its most valuable asset – its people.
Implementing an authentic mindfulness programme in a company as large, complex and truly global as HSBC is a huge challenge as demonstrated by the various mindfulness initiatives across HSBC countries.
This case study focusses on the implementation of the UK mindfulness@hsbc community while we continue to connect with our global colleagues to guide and learn from their mindfulness at work experiences.
We truly believe that the success of the UK’s mindfulness@hsbc community thus far is largely due to its organic development through a grass roots employee led movement over time, nurtured by its passionate leaders, rather than as a formal top down approach from Management. Our approach has not only been referred to as ‘trailblazing’ and ‘unique’ by our training provider – ‘Awaris’ – but has won an award! The UK government sponsored All Party Parliamentary Group on Mindfulness (MAPPG) awarded HSBC for our innovative, ground breaking approach to mindfulness in the workplace.
Engagement with external parties, contributing to research, supporting communities and realising measurable outcomes are all integral to our continued success embedding within a complex corporation.