Policy was often ignored in favour of politicking in Australia’s parliaments in 2017, so Australia21 has set out a roadmap to keep our MPs on track through 2018. We urge them to tackle issues that really matter this year, where evidence shows the nation will benefit from apolitical discussion and sensible decisions.
Parliament House would benefit from the creative, collaborative culture of progressive companies like Google, where wellbeing is integral to performance: an insight from Mindful Futures Network founder Dr Lynne Reeder.
As the year comes to a close, Australia21 is proud to release our 2016-17 Annual Report. We did a lot with very little over the period, running nationally significant projects, boosting our profile and calibrating the goals that will keep us powering on through 2017-2018.
The first year of Australia21’s Mindful Futures Network has provided a jam-packed start to the mapping of mindfulness, empathy and compassion across Australia’s organisations. This last update for 2017 takes time to remind you why the Network focuses on those three things – particularly at a time that can be stressful for many people.
The final Australia21 Board meeting of 2017 was a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face. The time together sowed the seeds for new approaches and themes, while revealing fresh sources of energy and providing a strong foundation for the work to come in 2018.
Help Australia21 improve public policy decision-making through high quality, evidence-based research to ensure a fair, sustainable and inclusive future.
The Science of Mindful Cooperation: The Mindful Futures Network is joined by Organisational Psychologist Dr Paul Atkins, a member of the international design team implementing PROSOCIAL, an evidence-based approach for improving the efficacy of groups that are trying to work together to achieve common goals.
Mindfulness research can suffer from poor methodology, with subjective evaluation. The Mindful Futures Network is helping to map the best tests and measures of effectiveness in Australia.