Contract Scotland becomes the latest signatory to the Mindful Business Charter

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Alan Shave - Contract Scotland

Contract Scotland becomes the latest signatory to the Mindful Business Charter

Alan Shave

We’re delighted to announce that as of today (7th October) Contract Scotland will become the latest signatory to the Mindful Business Charter, joining a wide range of businesses and professional service firms around the world in a collective commitment to address the avoidable stresses in our working practices, to promote more effective & more productive ways of working.

In the midst of all of the upheaval and change brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mindful Business Charter continues to provide organisations and individuals with the framework, permission and challenge to dare to be different and to work together across the business community to rehumanise the workplace. Its focus on creating an open and respectful culture and dialogue seeks to ensure that whatever the broader context in which we are being required to work, how we work and how we interact with each other should be thoughtful, mindful, and shaped as far as possible to eliminate unnecessary stress so that we can work both more effectively and more healthily – so that we can all thrive.

Alan Shave, Director at Contract Scotland, said:

“As an organisation we have always focused on our team and how we can support them with sustainable high performance. But we also have obligations to each other as individuals and understanding our impact on those around us is key to their wellbeing. Committing to the MBC is the next step and gives us a great platform to share our learning, whilst also benefitting from the experience of many likeminded organisations from across a broad spectrum of industry.”

Mary Peterson, chair of the trustees and Head of Talent and Learning at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, one of the founders of MBC, said:

"The last 18 months have been challenging for many businesses, with employees grappling with a new concept of 'living at work' and a lack of boundaries. As such, the MBC, with its focus on reducing avoidable stress and helping to maintain boundaries to promote better wellbeing, is more relevant than ever. In that context it is laudable that Contract Scotland has demonstrated its public commitment to healthier working practices and positive change by joining our growing group of signatories."

Richard Martin, director of byrne·dean and leading on their Charter work, said:

“The Charter is simple – be more mindful, more aware, of the impact we have on each other and give each other the permission to talk about it, to be brave, and to ask for what we need to enable us to function at our best and to thrive. The times through which we are all living continue to challenge the notion of work and of workplace. There could not be a more opportune moment for Contract Scotland to join the movement and we are so pleased to have them on board and contributing to the collective efforts of all the signatories to rehumanise the workplace.”

Further information on the Mindful Business Charter can be found at www.mindfulbusinesscharter.com or contact richard.martin@byrnedean.com or lisa.swinney@byrnedean.com

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