Chief Bonding Officer

The Chief Bonding Officer (CBO) should one day become commonplace. A growing awareness of the importance of our emotional well-being is mirroring the same journey of acceptance that physical exercise took in the last century. Scientific evidence of the benefits of the Buddhist practice of mindfulness has proven instrumental in catapulting it into the heart of day-to-day business.


The CBO understands in his work why people respond and behave the way they do and can delve deeper into understanding why people behave in this way. This often enables them to create a foundation of in-depth understanding of the organisational culture that is formed. This is achieved through a series of enquiries and in-depth surveys. Developing a thorough and honest opinion of the culture, as it is happening on a day-to-day basis is the challenge of the CBO, as well as resolving what those moments are all about. In small groups we work together with the CBO across the entire organisationto improve the work environment for employees by creating programmes that improve employee job satisfaction and or inner balance to establish a mindful environment for employees. CBOs are in charge of employee satisfaction.

This can include internal event planning, measuring engagement, internal group gatherings, internal workshop and regular talks and story telling, creating programmes that promote the inner balance of employees and acting as a conduit for employee comments and complaints. Introducing social support for people and introducing mindfulness as a means for introducing more satisfaction within a company. CBOs teach employees how to recognise and incorporate their emotions more efficiently. What then occurs is an organic approach that harnesses the power of positive and negative emotions rather than focusing only on the positive.



Other topics are addressed and integrated into the organisational system by the CBO such as:


The new learning culture

Understanding the unknown and unexpected

Overcoming fears, anxiety and frustrations

The art of not seeking

Cultivating the right qualities

Cultivating the organisational balance

The mindful problem solving approach