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A New Reality at the Intersection of Business and Spirit

Actuating the COVID-19 lesson that Business and Personal can connect with each other in ways that are hugely beneficial to both

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The human side of business holds huge untapped potential -- for companies.

The positive impact of the emotional and spiritual on the physical is well-documented, and in a business environment this opportunity to create A Healthy Space expresses itself in many ways including:

> within the organization among company staff and in company practices

> as part of the user experience with the company's products and services, including an emotion/spirit element as part of product-service usage

> with all external touch-points such as suppliers, service-providers, etc.

> individuals as they integrate the emotional/spiritual and business aspects of their lives

> the power of Presence for businesses and for people

> during disruption to turn a time of turmoil into A Healthy Space

A Healthy Space's team is expert at identifying the intersection between business and spirit for a company, and working with the company to define and implement ways to create A Healthy Space at that intersection - to the benefit of the company and of all the people who come to enjoy that Healthy Space.

What is the need are you focusing on?

Even with all of the terrible pain that COVID-19 has caused, many people have expressed that many positive things have resulted from the pandemic.  The need we are focusing on is to capture those positive things and integrate them into a newly-realigned approach to business.

Many of the positive elements relate to the personal, what we refer to as spirit.  In being forced to have very limited activities many people have come to understand the value of the spirit element of their lives - something they had paid only minimal attention to previously, if at all.  They have seen the value of it but are not in a position to maintain that element in their lives if the world returns to its former routines.  A Healthy Space comes to provide a solution to that, and through business rather than purely through the individual.  A Healthy Space works with businesses to see how a spirit element in all aspects of the company can provide much value to the company as well as to the people involved.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Sharing an actual pivot your organization has already made

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

We are working with clients to integrate spirit into their businesses in various ways. One client is a Medical Device manufacturer. The device is highly effective in the physical element, and in our work with the company we showed them how adding a spirit dimension to the product-usage experience benefited the user, enhanced the recovery experience, and increased user satisfaction with the product. In another situation a company used spirit elements in their marketing efforts but did not actually integrate them into product usage. We showed them how to pivot product usage - without making any changes whatsoever to the actual product itself - to bring a new dimension to the user experience. This also was truly the creation of A Healthy Space at the intersection of Business and Spirit.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

The impact is immediate. As companies and people begin paying attention to the person's well-being, rather than just viewing them as consumers, a really important transition takes place. Even as a company starts to address the question of what is the overall user experience when using our product and how can it be enhanced, the company starts to take into account elements that it had not paid attention to before. Even though the same profit motive is in place for the company, there is a new understanding that the well-being of the customer is important for the customer and for profit. It's a different way for the company and to see itself and its function in the world. The company, its personnel, its customers and suppliers, and all those connected will benefit from this revised view of the Business-Spirit connection. COVID-19 forced us to see things that we had not taken the time to see before, and it is an incredible moment to create A Healthy Space across business.

What is the name of your business or organization?

A Healthy Space

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

www.AHealthy.Space We provide services to companies to identify, define, and integrate Spirit elements into various aspects of their operations and activities. Our contact point is company management and we speak with them in business terms. From our work with a company the impact of our work flows out to customers, suppliers, etc. Although each project is undertaken with a company, we feel like we serve the overall flow of business, individuals, and the society as a whole. We believe that COVID-19 has opened a door to allow a revised view of this flow, in such a way as to benefit all aspects of the society.

What is your profession?

I'm a Management Consultant with an MBA from the US, and my partner is a Certified Spiritual Care Provider who grew up in Brazil

Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • Europe

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Business/Consulting

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Our vision becomes reality as we connect with companies whose owners/management understand the value of the Spirit element in Business. It would be very helpful to us to have ways of connecting to these companies.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Vision - people who only think in terms of Business as a straight profit-and-loss activity may not see the business, personal, and societal benefit of connecting Business and Spirit. As we have connected with management who do understand this, the barriers fall and we become active partners in putting A Healthy Space into place for the company. Definition - we are very careful with the word "Spirit" not to introduce religion or any particular form of belief, but rather practices which touch on the mind/spirit aspect of a person. We have found that in a brief conversation we can successfully communicate what we are offering, and are continuously looking to define it more clearly and succinctly.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

Many things, perhaps the most important of which is how ready some people are to create A Healthy Space where Business meets Spirit but they just haven't had a mechanism to do so up until now. We've learned how important our broad array of Spirit tools is so that we can offer the appropriate Spirit elements to each company and avoid a pre-set definition. We have learned that some people are not at the point of understanding or accepting A Healthy Space which is to be expected given the strongly-entrenched values of the business world up to now. And we have learned that this work is part of our own authenticity in living who we are, which is actually the ultimate reward.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

We are not aware of these related to our solution.

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