HeartMath has been delivered to over 2000 employees in different business units - for example: Leadership, Design, Production and Assembly. This case study is from a division that was experiencing a time of immense change and anxiety about future job security.
Under these challenging circumstances management wanted to help staff in this division relieve stress in relation to:
- Reduce staff tension and stress created by uncertainty and fast paced innovations
- Enhance self-care, creativity, ease and resilience
- Guide staff to become authentically present when providing care
Results - Personal/Health:
Often/Most of the Time: Pre Post (45 days)
Angry 18% 4%
Exhausted 31% 14%
Tired 46% 21%
Anxious 37% 9%Rapid heartbeats 11% 4%
Depressed 15% 5%
Sleeplessness 24% 13%
Global Oil Company:
Concerned about increasing levels of stress within the organization; "Stress is very much a business issue ... our line managers have a responsibility for the health of their staff."
Address employee stress in 9 different business units across Europe, Asia and Africa, to:
- Improve mental clarity
- Improve decision-making
- Reduce physical results of stress
Results for the first 500 people trained:
Often/Most of the Time: Pre Post (6 wks) Post (6 mos)
I feel exhausted 39% 22% 18%
I feel worried 35% 16% 12%
I feel angry 18% 9% 6%
I experience sleeplessness 21% 13% 10%
I have aches & pains 30% 16% 12%
Agree/Strongly Agree: Pre Post (6 wks) Post (6 mos)
I feel focused 71% 76% 80%
We listen to each other 49% 58% 62%
Health Care Claims Cost
The CEO engaged HeartMath to transform the hospital culture; staff experienced less stress, more resilience, and more satisfaction. This caused a large decrease in health care claims costs.
Leadership / Sustainability
Overview: The Leadership Center implemented HeartMath tools with the executive team, district and branch managers, customer service representatives, and sales staff to create a solid foundation for their change management process and to introduce new strategies to their branch network.
Leadership / Team Synergy
Luxury Hotels/Resort Group:
The General Manager brought in HeartMath for a weekend retreat for his entire management team to address the stress they were causing each other.
Productivity / Health
Improved employee health and increased productivity were both critical strategies for future growth and developing industry leadership.
Quality / Safety
Grocery / Pharmacy
The VP Pharmacy was concerned with managing incident rates (medication errors). A survey revealed that pharmacists requested information on stress.
Resilience / Sress Management
Public Transportation System:
This company was undergoing dynamic transformation, dealing with aggressive expansion goals, aging equipment challenges, increasing customer demands and complaints, sensitive labor negotiations and security concerns. Protecting the health of the talent pool was a priority.
Goals for the pilot project:
- Increase employee retention
- Increase employee engagement
- Increase employee productivity
Wellness / Sustainability