Mindfulness is already well known for being effective in reducing stress and increasing wellbeing. But what about its value in productivity, resilience and performance in a corporate environment?
- Reduced costs of staff absenteeism and turnover
- Improved concentration, memory and learning ability
- Improved productivity
- Enhanced employer/employee and client relationships
- Enhanced employee job satisfaction
People who practice mindfulness at work report an improved ability to communicate clearly and more appropriate reactions to stressful situations. They also report a better ability to handle workplace conflict, improved teamwork, a better ability to “think out of the box” and enhanced creativity.
There are some preliminary research findings as well as anecdotal evidence that mindfulness can have a promising impact on improved decision-making, empathy and more collaborative working relationships, as well as helping with anxiety and stress.
An increasing number of companies are using mindfulness to address tension in the workplace. Increasingly overstretched and overburdened employees are using mindfulness to improve the quality of their lives. Many companies are offering on-site classes, partly due to compelling findings at the National Institutes of Health, the University of Massachusetts, and the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University that mindfulness enhances the qualities companies need; such as increased brain-wave activity, enhanced intuition and better concentration.
What I offer
I offer a range of mindfulness corporate programmes:
- company taster sessions lasting up to 90 minutes (shorter for lunch breaks)
- individual coaching for coping with stress, change, or conflict
- an introductory 3 week course (3 x 2 hour sessions)
- 6 or 8 week programme (2 hour sessions)
- focused half day workshops including: – Mindful teamwork; Integrating our values, vision and mission; and Mindful communication
Mindfulness training has become one of the hottest topics in the scientific field. The fact that more than 2500 research projects have been conducted on mindfulness training over the last 15 years speaks for itself. Scientists want to understand why mindfulness has such a beneficial impact on most of the problems we experience in relation to both body and mind.
The participants who took part in a mindfulness programme carried out at Transport for London, days off sick due to stress, anxiety and depression fell by 70% and absences for all health conditions fell by 50%. See case study here.