Workplace Benefits of Mindfulness

In today’s digital, faced-paced world, we are often distracted, multitasking and running on autopilot. The World Health Organization calls stress the “health epidemic of the 21st century.” It also notes stress is a leading cause for a number of illnesses, from heart disease and diabetes to anxiety and depression.

The inevitable pressures of daily life have a proven impact on employee performance and your bottom line. Over one million Americans miss work each day due to stress and its health impact. An estimated $300 billion per year is lost through absenteeism and reduced productivity. At the same time, multitasking has been shown to decrease effectiveness and increase mistakes, costing the global economy $450 billion annually.

Mindfulness, the practice of being fully present in each moment, has been scientifically proven to change the brain. It results in stress reduction, improved concentration, more effective communication and overall health improvement. Cultivating mindfulness into your organization offers many potential benefits:

  • Increased performance and productivity
  • Reduced absenteeism and burnout
  • Greater innovation and creativity
  • Enhanced organizational resiliency, communication and teamwork
  • A culture of connectedness, compassion and empathy, which in turn benefits the customers you serve

Your employees can benefit from:

  • Lower stress
  • Improved focus, creativity and performance
  • Stronger relationships, connectedness and communication

Mindfulness is a natural adjunct to your existing wellness programs. It also complements your internal initiatives toward a positive corporate culture.