What we did
To help high-flyers at the Boston Consulting Group switch off amid constant travel, we offered six-week mindfulness programmes and workshops on resilience and wellbeing from 2016. BCG, a large management consultancy, had been running exercise and nutrition schemes for physical wellbeing, but wanted to support their people’s emotional and mental wellbeing too – tying in with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s Heads Together campaign, which aims to reduce the stigma of mental health issues in the workplace.
What they said
‘I am able to shut out the numerous things impacting my thoughts and zone in on the analysis in front of me.’ – BCG participant
‘I am better able to separate work and home time and “switch off” so that I can be present and enjoy out of work situations.’ – BCG participant
‘Invaluable skills to learn for anyone in a high-pressure role – necessary to make these jobs sustainable.’ – BCG participant
What data showed
- ↑27%Good relationships
- ↑24%Work/life balance
- 100%Would recommend*
Compiled by an independent researcher at a leading UK university. Results marked * indicate percentage of participants; the rest show score changes for each ability, based on participant surveys before and after training.