REFLECTIONS ON THE ROAD TO RESPECT
available as a PODCAST
Wendy Quan, Organizational Change Manager at Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) has been leading a weekly meditation class for her colleagues for the past 2 years. The class has grown from 12 attendees to over 150. And it is producing tangible results.
I had the opportunity to attend one of Wendy’s classes recently and sat down with her afterwards to find out more about how the meditation program at PBC got started. I have captured the highlights of the interview here. I strongly recommend that anyone interested in low or no cost, practical strategies to support employees to deal with change, or who has been thinking about starting a mediation practice listen to the entire interview.
With an interest in sharing the bottom line benefits of this weekly meditation class, Wendy submitted a paper entitled “Building Change Resiliency through Meditation and Mindfulness” for peer review in the innovation category to the Association for Change Management Professionals. Her paper was selected for publication at the 2012 global summit.
"Our company recently implemented a Respectful Workplace training program. While researching and developing the program I discovered Erica’s book Road to Respect: Path to Profit. After reading it I realized that the information and guidance contained in the book would provide real value to our organization, so I distributed copies to the entire leadership team. For those organizations committed to building a respectful workplace, Road to Respect: Path to Profit is a must read."