Blakes Mindset: Our Journey With the Mindful Business Charter
In 2021, Blakes became the first Canadian-based law firm to sign the Mindful Business Charter, whose signatories include leading law firms and businesses around the world.
In 2021, Blakes launched Blakes Mindset in conjunction with becoming the first Canadian-based law firm to join the Mindful Business Charter (MBC). The MBC is a global movement of leading law firms and businesses committed to promoting mental health by reducing unnecessary sources of stress in the workplace.
At its heart, Blakes Mindset is a set of guiding principles to enhance our workplace culture. It is a commercial, responsible roadmap for change based on the common-sense practices of the MBC. Blakes and our fellow MBC signatories recognize that we cannot remove all sources of stress — nor will change happen overnight — but as members of the business community, we are committed to progress.
The rollout of this initiative has facilitated open conversations on the team level about the concrete changes we can each make for the better. As a growing number of businesses adopt similar initiatives, we are finding new opportunities to exchange best practices and foster a balanced business culture.
Blakes Mindset has four overarching principles, each reinforced by practices that extend beyond those listed here. At Blakes, we are taking a more intentional approach to: