A corporate training firm that is called Mind Gym which is set to hold its debut on the London market this week has unveiled that more than half the clients of the company were asking for help in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Mind Gym is set to float on Aim this coming Thursday. The company will be valued at £145 million. The firm observed an increase in the inquiries as the #MeToo movement was able to expose a widespread harassment in various workplaces.
More than 50 percent of the existing client base of the firm, which includes some of the largest companies in the United States of America and the United Kingdom, contacted Mind Gym for some help in addressing the harassment and bullying issues in their businesses as the said movement emerged.
The chief executive of the company, Octavius Black, stated: “The #MeToo movement is relevant to every organisation and creative industries are just as impacted as traditional sectors.”
He added: “Smart business leaders recognise that they get results by changing behaviour.”
Around 62 percent of the FTSE 100 companies have been clients of Mind Gym, as have 49 percent of the constituents of the S&P 500.
An organisational psychologist who oversees the product development of Mind Gym, Dr Mary Clare Race, stated: “For organisations wanting to truly tackle this challenge it is critical to take a systemic approach, and business leaders understand that you have to do more than set rules.”
She added: “All too often businesses focus only on the behaviour of the initiator. Whilst this is an important part of the solution, to truly create a climate of respect we must ensure everyone in the organisation is clear about what acceptable behaviour looks like and knows what to do when these norms are abused.”