Hello from the Sue Rees Associates team! Coming up, GDPR and how the ICO might act with leniency if you do get caught out. Plus why you need mindfulness at work and the companies seeing great results due to being more mindful.
Be prepared for data breaches
This is just one of the tips we picked up from a handy GDPR blog post written in Wired recently. If your company loses personal information or your data is hacked you must report it to your local data protection regulator, if there’s a risk to people’s rights.
You should also make yourself familiar with the rights of individuals. There are eight of them and they include a right to access, a right to be informed, and a right to object.
Finally, it is believed that the Information Commissioner will be more lenient on businesses and organisations if they have at least shown an awareness of GDPR and taken measures to be protected.
How mindfulness helps businesses
Researchers have found that daily mindfulness activities such as meditation can increase productivity by 47 to 62 minutes per week. They also make us better decision-makers and improve our ability to focus on our tasks.
Still not sure if mindfulness is right for your company?
Leading companies such as Uber, Accenture, JP Morgan, General Mills, BlackRock and Google have implemented mindfulness programs. And Harvard Business School is even offering mindfulness courses to MBA students. It might be worth a try…
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