QUALITY OF MIND – A NEW FOUNDATION
So what is ‘Quality of Mind’
- Quality of Mind is a new category; disruptive for organisational and individual change, development and transformation.
- It is the key determinant to our behaviour, and therefore our performance resourcefulness and wellbeing.
- Once understood, it is leverageable as a significant business asset
- ‘Quality of Mind’ turns up in everything we do, it is the gateway through which we access the power and potential of our resourcefulness (known and unknown)
- Transformative benefit comes when we understand and realise (non intellectually) how our Quality of Mind functions and what creates it in any moment.
- Due to the invisible nature of Quality of Mind, often it is seen as ‘that’s just how things are’ and so there is a general apathy and acceptance to people’s low Quality of Mind getting in the way of personal and organisational performance. It is seen as one of the givens of being in business e.g. there will be conflict, stress, low engagement, or that change will be slow & difficult….. But it does not have to be like that…
- Through having a fresh understanding of the Mind, we access a realm of benefits in all areas of life and work. A true game changer
Don’t want to read all that – 2 min audio ‘nutshell’
IS IT REALLY DIFFERENT, OR JUST SPIN?
Is it really a new category, or just some brand spin and really it does the same as other things….
Whereas obviously the benefit footprint will overlap with other approaches (just like if you move house you will also get a new front door). But here are 5 reasons this is a new category.
- It is ‘upstream’ and pervasive – in that it is accesses change at a more foundational and meta level than other approaches, and as a result the benefits ripple out wider and further; more holistic, more transformative
- It is realisation based – not strategy, concept or technique based, the changes don’t need application, instead implications about anything and everything become emergent and obvious, Changes occur automatically and insightful action emerges when needed.
- It is subtractive – in that it reveals the removal of the need for a significant number of behaviours, habits, ideals, beliefs and approaches. It is incredibly simple and
- For anyone – it is pointing to what is universal, pre-existing and consistent. Therefore it doesn’t matter who are, your IQ, EQ, Age, gender, culture, are irrelevant. All you require is to be human, turn up and be present.
- No pay off – often when you get more performance you can sacrifice wellbeing and vice versa. Whereas it might fun to nip off for a 30 min mediate, you don’t need to stop life or work to enable this to happen
What are the benefits of understanding Quality of Mind?
- People get higher levels of personal connection, meaning and engagement with their peers and their work
- They significantly reduce their tendency to stress and conflict, less dwelling and procrastination
- They access higher level of resourcefulness – clarity, creativity, resilience, and capability
- They self perpetuate change
- They are more resilient and discouragement proof
- They are generally happy in what they do at work and at home
- They care less about how they are, grateful for the highs and graceful with the lows
- Get more done, with less effort
How is this different to mood, state or mind-set or other similar sounding things?
- When people are in an ‘okay’ state, they often stop looking for a higher one, because they just don’t think there is one available. With an understanding QoM you realise it is infinite.
- Many people rarely experience the higher levels of the Quality of Mind and they normalise it as so.
- People might have ‘one off’ higher levels of flow or consciousness and think it a fluke or environment dependent.
- Much of our ‘low’ or even ‘medium’ quality of mind is normalised and we don’t see the opportunity cost to our effecttiveness or wellbeing
What is the difference between Quality of Mind and Mindset?
Your state of mind in the moment and your ‘mindset’ are the result of your Quality of Mind . To help make a distinction, mindset tends to be more invisible to people than state of mind. Mindset is is our normalised view of something, where our thinking narratives have got ‘set’ and we have invisibly justified that perspective to ourselves (and therefore it is what we experience int he world). So for example, it might be described that we have a particular mindset about a past or future event – our belief system and values in a particular context. The extent to which we have an open and ‘mind neutral’ relationship to this mindset is a symptom of our understanding of Quality of Mind.
Is there really anything you can do about this ‘invisible’ factor - surely it is embedded in our personality or determined by the external circumstances?
How do you get a realisation about Quality of Mind - Why can’t this be made into some easy to follow techniques and how-to guides?
- There is a huge benefit in realising that much of human experience is ‘non intellectual’. i.e. we have a human and spiritual nature. We are usually very good at revving up the psychological side of us, less good going the other way.
- Trying to intellectually get this or do it, points people away from the truth behind what creates their Quality of Mind.
- As once you see the truth behind it you realise there isn’t anything to ‘do’, the system very nicely takes care of its self. Our resourcefulness is formless in nature – so creating additional layers of personal thinking tends to get in the way.
- People tend to stop looking deeper to find even higher levels of consciousness
- It starts looking like everything else, that they don’t do either.
- So if someone is asking ‘so what do I need to do about this?’ they have not really understood the principles behind it. (Just as you don’t need to ask ‘what do I need to do make gravity work?)
What is this approach based on?
A little more....
Quality of Mind is our moment to moment clarity of mind. We will all feel it in our bodies in any moment and see it as perception. So anyone’s experience and capability in any moment is determined by our Quality of Mind, not the other way round. Enabling people to have a fresh understanding of Quality of Mind is focusing on leveraging something that already exists for everyone (your staff, customers, stakeholders etc) and is already affecting results. However because it is largely invisible and misunderstood – its influence is unrecognised cannot be dealt with or influenced effectively. We suggest you listen to some of our podcast episodes to get a further idea of what this is all pointing to
3 KEY ORGANISATIONAL NEED AREAS
Three typical areas organisations use the Quality of Mind approach:
1) To enable quicker, more sustainable, and wider benefit realisation for organisational change programmes. To shift mindsets, align stakeholders and increase the level of change adoption or self perpetuated change
2) For leadership, culture or talent development. As a Learning and Development initiative
3) As a point intervention to solve seemingly intractable problems or business opportunities. For when the current thinking is not breaking new ground
Watch a video about Quality of Mind in the workplace for Change.
Read our presentation on WhatisQualityofMind(pdf) that explains the relevance, power and how we work with Quality of Mind
What People Say….
” Genuinely terrific! I’m spending more of my time as the best and most resourceful version of myself which makes everything less effort and more effective. I m finding I have more purpose and impact, and I am simply happier as well. I can clearly see how this enables an organisation like ours to get a competitive advantage in an over supplied market; you’ll get more out of your talent, and they will benefit personally as well. “MD, Global Advertising Network
“This is a fundamental mind shift in the way you see the world. It sounds like hocus pocus, but when it dawns on you, it makes a massive difference to life and career.”
COO, Energy Sector
“Thanks so much. This Retreat was fascinating, truly transformational. I loved uncovering something so profound, yet so obvious.”
CEO, Retail Sector
“I can only describe my experience as transformational. I hadn’t experienced such a sense of well-being in a long time! The principles introduced are so simple yet so powerful that it’s hard to believe one hadn’t realised them before. And the great bonus is, because it’s a way of understanding life as opposed to tricks or techniques to do better, I didn’t experience the relapses I had after finishing a program in traditional coaching. I can’t describe it in words, one has to experience it to understand!” European COO, SAE Institute
“This has introduced me to the first set of principles that I have heard of that provide reliable, high-integrity understanding of how human experience works. It would be an understatement to say that this has had a profound effect not only on my effectiveness but also on how much I enjoy my work and my life in general. The whole process has been simple and effortless based nature of the principles means that progress is generated by my own curiosity and there is no tedious ongoing maintenance required”
After working in HR in FMCG for the last 28 years, I had a real ‘Wow!’ moment during an event with one of our leadership teams. I’ve been working with this leadership team for about the last 6 months and decided to try something very different. So we attended a 3 day Quality of Mind programme, It introduced us to some powerful, but inherently simple, principles that have left us feeling curious to learn and understand more but also confident that, if we maintain this different level of connection we can bring some really creative thinking to our business. It’s fair to say that we started the 3 days with a healthy dose of cynicism and challenge but left feeling very, very positive. I see the 3 days as a significant step in the right direction to think very differently about how we really can deliver change and performance.
HR Director, Kerry Foods
“In 40 years of management training I’ve never come across anything like this, it’s really different and it can make a huge impact.”
Operations Director, Kerry Foods
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