“We spend the prime years of our lives preparing for our careers. But we spend hardly any time preparing for things that will determine the quality of our life experience and the quality of our relationships, health, mindset, and wellbeing. Mindvalley teaches you the things that actually matter most in life. And we do it by bringing in the latest cutting edge techniques, the world’s best teachers, and a powerful learning platform that is the best of its kind in the world.” – The Mindvalley website
With more than 10 million students worldwide, Mindvalley is the world’s leading online personal growth education company featuring content and courses that have radically transformed the way people consume information and learn. In fact, the weekly Mindvalley podcast is a favorite of this Wriker.
Mindvalley believes that the quest for human transformation starts within their own teams. And their efforts to engage and inspire employees to live happier, fuller lives – both in and out of work – have been noticed. In 2019, Mindvalley was named one of the world’s coolest offices by Inc. Magazine, as a result of the company’s dedication in design and aesthetics to create a zen-like atmosphere for its employees.
AIA, a leading life and health insurance provider, recently revealed the results of Malaysia’s Healthiest Workplace by AIA Vitality 2019 survey. This year, Mindvalley won for:
- Healthiest employees
- Healthiest employer
- Healthiest work environment
Health beyond the desk
The AIA Vitality survey found that Malaysian employees are overworked and sleep-deprived, with 51% of employees suffering from at least one type of work-related stress, and 53% getting less than seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period. As a result, 84% of employees reported at least one or more musculoskeletal conditions. According to Wrike’s workplace stress survey, 94% of workers experience stress at work, and almost one-third say their stress is high to unsustainably high.
Grace Look, Mindvalley’s Creative Operations Manager, shares, “We make a point to practice what we preach at Mindvalley HQ. We have programs that we give access to all Mindvalley employees like Wildfit and The Longevity Blueprint. These programs are based on helping employees make educated health changes that positively impact every aspect of their lives. We even have employees working out together and joining Spartan races! Overall, having these programs at the base of our company culture has helped create a vibrant and healthy workplace.”
Mindvalley’s focus on employee health outside of the workplace directly and positively impacts how people come to work and perform their roles. Employees are happier, more engaged, and more productive.
(Source: Video from Mindvalley)
Wrike: The tool for collaborative work transformation
Nik Mahirah, Mindvalley’s People Operations Manager, shares, “Mindvalley is striving to maximize the use of technology in our journey of personal transformation. We always think about improvements, rethinking how we run the business, how things get executed, and how we can create an amazing experience for our customers and employees.”
Using Wrike as their collaborative work management tool is just one of the ways Mindvalley leverages technology to create a healthy work environment. Look agrees, saying that, “Mindvalley uses Wrike for project and request management across departments. One Wrike feature our employees particularly love is templates. Templates make it easy to open a new project based on a created template, track requests, and have the flexibility for members to view projects in whichever way works for their team (i.e., calendar, list view, table, boards, Gantt).”
Wrike helps Mindvalley leaders provide a healthy work environment by allowing employees to easily manage and track their tasks. Visibility into work helps leaders balance workloads and employees prioritize their work. Teams also save time on manual, repetitive tasks so they can focus on overall business goals. And according to Wrike’s recent study on the connection between employee engagement and productivity, understanding how work contributed to larger company goals was one of the top reasons employees were engaged.
2020 Vision: Creating a healthy work environment for your company
Mindvalley’s leadership around employee health and engagement is inspiring. As you shape your strategy to build a healthier work environment in 2020, consider the unique needs of your teams. What tools could help your employees collaborate better? What capabilities could help them see the impact of their work? And what programs can you start that engage employees outside the office to help them develop happier, healthy, more productive lives?
Wrike recently released a survey report, studying the connection between employee engagement and productivity. In the report, we find clues that can start you down the path to answering these questions and more.