Written by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.) Wednesday, 01 June 2011 10:28
The 2009 Wall Street economic meltdown, from which we are still reeling, awakened companies to a need for more collaborative business models to ensure their future. Nathan Washburn’s article, “Why Profit Shouldn’t be Your Top Goal,” Harvard Business Review 2009, reported that managers in 17 nations realized higher financial gains when focusing on stakeholders — investors, employees, customers, partners, etc. — rather than on profit alone. Yet, entrenched corporate boards and engrained corporate cultures often find it hard to take a “leap of faith” into collaborative practices.
Written by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.) Wednesday, 25 May 2011 14:24
Successful collaborations are built upon shared values of respect, care, integrity and heart-connection between people. This is true whether the collaboration is between shareholder and CEO, managers and teams, or between companies. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not just heady ideas and metrics; it's about heartfelt connections that empower, and somehow we need to capture that in our metrics.
Written by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.) Wednesday, 18 May 2011 14:22
How many times have we seen idealistic CEOs put their social mission before their bottom line and go out of business? Too often. There seems to be, for some, a dichotomy between serving others and implementing bottom-line business practices that can fund that service.
Before presenting our investment opportunity at Investor’s Circle Spring Venture Fair and Forum in 2010, I was assigned a wonderful liaison from Calvert Social Equities Fund to help with introductions to impact investors. During one of our sessions he asked me, “Did you know you are a Triple Bottom Line company?” I replied, “What’s that?” After he explained what it meant, I told him the HeartMath mission and our for-profit and nonprofit HeartMath companies have always been about researching and providing measurable, ROI-based stress solutions to help people and the planet and I believe that you need profit to fund that. “No margin, no mission,” I quipped.
Written by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.) Monday, 16 May 2011 10:59
It’s powerful when the mission of investors is aligned with the mission of the company they invest in. We all know what too often happens when there isn’t mission alignment between investors and companies. Short-term financial return becomes more important than the company mission or than what the company can realistically achieve even with the best management practices. This is how the term “vulture capitalists” came to be, assigned to some venture capitalists and even to some “angel” investors.
Written by Deborah Rozman, President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.) Wednesday, 11 May 2011 15:00
Study after study has shown a distinct correlation between a harmonious workplace and company profits, states Peter J. Frost in his book, Toxic Emotions at Work (Harvard Business School Press).
HeartMath, a leading stress research organization, has conducted stress and performance research and assessments in companies for the past 15 years. “We have found that employee attitudes are related to organizational culture and culture is created and communicated by the CEO and top executives. Often this communication is nonverbal, in attitudes and behaviors as well as decisions. It’s at the CEO level that change has to start. We learned that to achieve these kinds of results in hospital systems the CEO has to participate in the program,” says HeartMath LLC President and CEO Bruce Cryer.
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Deborah Rozman is President and CEO of Quantum Intech, Inc. (dba HeartMath Inc.) and serves on the advisory board of the Institute of HeartMath. Quantum Intech, with its scientifically validated HeartMath® programs, is a world leader in personal and organizational stress reduction. HeartMath provides individuals and businesses with a set of tools, methods and emWave technologies to empower themselves to navigate through stressful, changing times. HeartMath programs have enabled organizations to achieve a 2:1 ROI in lowered health costs within one year – while at the same time increasing employee satisfaction and performance. The aggregate savings – and additional returns from enhanced performance – add up fast, creating a significant value proposition for companies and society as a whole.
Quantum Intech also has a strong reputation as a socially responsible and triple bottom line company in partnership with the 501(c)3 non-profit stress research organization, Institute of HeartMath, which provides HeartMath’s stress solutions to the underserved, including schools, community service organizations and veterans.
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