To foster a supportive and dynamic work environment, Promega embraces the principles of emotional and social intelligence (ESI). ESI helps employees improve relationships, manage stress and strengthen the emotional infrastructure at Promega to support a strong future. The ProMindful program is an introduction to mindfulness practices comprised of 15-minute community sessions including silent and guided meditation, mindful movement and sound meditation. Beyond strengthening our ESI skills, these programs bring employees together in ways that are both professional and personal, thereby strengthening our community.
To date over 130 employees have attended our ESI Bootcamp, which is an immersive experience that gives participants the time, space and support to focus deeply on the building blocks of ESI. At the Bootcamp, participants take a deep dive into ESI through introspection, dialogue and group process that together awakens areas of potential in themselves. Over three and a half days surrounded by nature and supported in learning, participants report a new sense of well-being and dedication to their inner and outer work.
In day-to-day life, employees interested in ESI cluster together to form Climate Catalyst teams, which function to sustain community. Specifically, teams support each other in conducting “ESI micro-experiments” for personal growth, social and cultural enrichment, and enhancing workplace practices. Open to all employees, Promega’s 11 self-guided teams are made up of people new to ESI and a large fraction of Bootcamp graduates who wish to stay engaged.
After years spent in several companies you realize that success always relies on the people who compose it and their ability to work efficiently as a team. But teamwork can’t come without a deep respect for the other, kindness and empathy and a desire to understand your colleagues and share with them. These key social components as well as the wellbeing you feel working in your company will clearly impact the results. The very strong human values conveyed by Promega are for most of us, the reason for our presence in this atypical company. The ESI (Emotional and Social Intelligence) program is certainly the most striking example of this desire to build on the men and women who make up our society.”
–Nicolas Bardonnet, General Manager, Promega France