To foster a supportive and dynamic work environment, Promega embraces the principles of emotional and social intelligence (ESI). ESI enables employees to more effectively balance their own internal responses, moods, and states of mind, thereby improving relationships, managing stress and enhancing connections. Employees report that shared ESI language allows them to connect and evolve in response to challenges in ways that are more satisfying and effective. Components of the Promega ESI program include 1:1 and group coaching, daily guided meditations, formal trainings such as an immersive ESI Bootcamp and company-wide initiatives.
ESI has been a powerful tool for employees managing the uncertainty of the pandemic. Promega offers weekly virtual drop-in meetings for employees to listen, share a story or a laugh and feel support from others. Members of the ESI team also meet with individuals or teams.
Our ESI Core Principles provide a shared language through which employees can connect with their emotions in response to challenges. These principles are:
- Check in with yourself
- Listen with empathy
- Enhance self-esteem
- Look for the good, with discernment
- Encourage diverse perspectives
- Use courage and compassion to say what needs to be said