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Enable lasting success and wellbeing at work and in life

Help ensure your workforce is thriving, happy, and resilient in a rapidly-changing global economy with experts from the SAP Global Mindfulness Practice.

Improve people’s lives with mindfulness expertise

The SAP Global Mindfulness Practice program shares SAP’s own experience in establishing mindfulness practices in a global organization. This not-for-profit initiative offers best-practice models to help deliver mindfulness-based programs that make a positive social and economic contribution while enabling employees to thrive in a connected world. 

  • Help leaders solve complex problems
  • Build resilient teams in times of rapid change
  • Support personal development in the workplace
  • Boost self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Help your employees unlock their potential

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness reduces your tendency to react on autopilot, allowing you to choose how you respond without dwelling on worries for the future or memories of the past. 

History and objectives

Beginning in 2012 as a grassroots initiative to help employees thrive in a rapidly changing global economy, our mindfulness program is now deeply anchored in SAP’s culture.

Highly-trained mindfulness instructors

In partnership with the not-for-profit Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), we’ve trained selected SAP employees in the emerging field of teaching mindfulness in corporations. 

11,400 +

SAP employees trained at the two-day “SIY” course virtually and in more than 56 locations

50 +

Mindfulness Ambassadors in 35+ locations

8,000 +

Active participants in our virtual community 

Integrated Mindfulness Practices at SAP

In these videos, learn how your team's culture can benefit from mindfulness practices just by integrating simple techniques – inspired by siyli.org – that bring positivity and productivity to your workday. Additional mindfulness practices will be launched soon.

A minute to arrive

Become present and focused before starting a meeting at work, or whenever you begin a new work task with others.

Three breaths

Take three mindful breaths to refresh, be more present, and make a choice about what to do next.

Silver Winner, The 2020 Telly Awards

Mindful walking

Learn how to reduce stress and become energized just by taking a mindful walk.

Mindful eating

Learn how to pay attention to the experience of eating and drinking, even when you're busy.

Head-body-heart check-in

Learn how to create a moment of higher-resolution self-awareness before presentations or important conversations.

Build mindfulness into your organizational culture

Community

With 40 certified trainers and more than 60 mindfulness ambassadors at more than 35 SAP locations, we have a thriving community of experts that can offer training on-site or virtually.

Program language

Trainings are based on contemporary neuroscience and scientific evidence, program content is strictly secular, and sessions are held in an appropriate business language.

Program governance

As we deliver training across diverse cultures, we set clear roles, responsibilities, and behavioral guidelines and only accept preapproved and evidence-based content.

Integration with corporate culture

We help firms integrate training into everyday corporate culture, encouraging employees to see mindfulness as part of a healthy routine – like diet and exercise.

Watch some examples of how these SAP executives – and SAP for You Champions – have incorporated mindfulness into their daily routines at home, work, and play.

Cawa Younosi

Head of Human Resources Germany and SAP for You Champion Cawa Younosi shows how he stays balanced with mindfulness. He co-initiated the program, "SAP for You" for all SAP employees in Germany in order to reflect the importance of mindfulness in a world full of new media and becoming increasingly digital.

Christopher Sessar

Christopher Sessar, Chief Financial Officer SAP Deutschland, loves new challenges. He started in his current position around the same time his daughter was born. Sports and his young family help him to stay in balance and fully live each moment.

Margret Ammann

As SAP’s former Global Ombudsperson, Margret Ammann has supported employees in difficult situations helping them to find a solution. As a Search Inside Yourself certified trainer with deep personal practice she has helped many employees to discover the transformative potential of mindfulness practice.

Explore our services

In response to customer demand, SAP Global Mindfulness Practice now helps businesses establish mindfulness practices rooted in contemporary neuroscience that help employees adapt to change during digital transformation.

  • Two-day mindfulness-based training courses
  • Consulting on setting up mindfulness practices
  • Keynote speaking at events and conferences
  • Train-the-trainer programs

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Angela Klose
Mindfulness Ambassador, SIY Lead and Certified MBSR Teacher
SAP

Virtual mindfulness practices for high-stress times

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Achieve competitive advantage through mindfulness

Discover how mindfulness helps create better leaders by improving employees’ resilience, reducing the risk of burnout, and increasing brain function.

Emma Thomasson
Journalist
Reuters

Deliver higher profits with mindfulness programs

See how SAP offers its staff mindfulness training to tackle stress and improve employee health, resulting in higher profits.

Christian Greiser and Jan-Philipp Martini
Boston Consulting Group

Use mindfulness to navigate through uncertainty

Explore how mindfulness and meditation help employees reflect effectively, focus on the task at hand, master peak levels of stress, and recharge quickly.

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