Mindfulness provides a strong foundation for a creative, productive and healthy workplace
Mindfulness in the workplace is considered to offer a higher ROI than a generalised wellbeing programme
Workplace Mindfulness For Resilience And Stress Reduction
At Positive Consultancy Ltd we understand that people are the ‘heart and soul’ of every business and a company’s greatest asset but all too often the speed and pressure of the modern workplace can undermine even the most dedicated and loyal employee.
Mindfulness training, which is simple and effective, encourages a scientifically, evidenced based and sustainable solution to help better manage employee health and wellbeing and minimize their risk of burn-out. It has not only been shown to positively build people’s physical resources, but also to build people’s emotionally intelligent resources too, providing a strong foundation for a creative, more productive, profitable and healthy workplace culture.
Business Case For Mindfulness
Mindfulness helps us to step outside the busy state of ‘automatic pilot’ and gives us the opportunity to pay attention more in the present moment in a non-judgmental manner. Harvard University research suggests that people spend up to 46.9% of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they are doing.
This partial attention can have huge implications both in the workplace and at home. Mindfulness can help to address this issue by using a combination of meditation and contemporary techniques and strategies enabling participants to ‘work smarter not harder’.
It provides staff in all parts of the organisation with lifelong resources to manage the 24×7 stress of hyper-connectivity and helps to sustain high performance throughout their business lives.
- Employee Wellbeing
- Leadership & Performance
- More effective leadership
Enhanced powers of concentration
More skillful decision making
Improved relationships & teamwork
Higher levels of effectiveness & productivity
More sustained performance
Increased mental acuity & sharpened focus
- More mental space for big ideas
- Positive Culture
- Higher levels of employee engagement
Lower levels of employee turnover & absenteeism
Increased attitude of positivity
Improved business flow
- Enhanced resilience during change or difficulty
Improved ability to handle conflict calmly
Increased sense of perspective
- Greater awareness of personal stress & anxiety
Strategies to prevent stress & anxiety
Decreased levels of burn-out
More emotional regulation
Reduced reactivity (no more short fuses!)
Increased choice to respond (& not react)
- Health & Wellbeing
- Improved health and wellbeing
Better sleep patterns
Reduced blood pressure
Greater energy and positivity
Better pain management
Better work/life balance
93% of leaders’ surveyed said mindfulness training helped them create space for innovation, 89% reported the training enhanced their ability to listen to themselves and others and 70% said it helped them think strategically
~ The Institute of Mindful Leadership ~
Becoming more Mindful will help you focus your energy purposefully and lead to more productive, creative days, higher quality in your output, stronger collaboration and relationships and an improved sense of mental wellbeing. All of these results are powerful enablers in one’s personal life, within team dynamics and right across a business/corporate environment creating immense organisational value.
Companies Involved In Mindfulness & Meditation
Many companies are incorporating Mindfulness and Meditation into their CPD and CSR programmes and also using it to meet their obligations to the Health and Safety Executive guidelines on stress and wellbeing in the workplace. Companies that use or have used Mindfulness in some format include: Google, General Mills, PWC, Deutsche Bank, Proctor and Gamble, Astra Zeneca, Apple, Credit Suisse, KPMG, Innocent, Ebay, Reebok, Facebook, Volvo, Nike, Accenture, Xerox, Harvard Business School and in addition the Armed Forces, Sports personalities, celebrities, MPs, musicians, schools, NHS, scientists etc.
Mckinsey Partner Michael Rennie: “What’s good for the spirit is good for the bottom line”
Goldman Sachs: “The main business case for mindfulness and meditation is that if you are present on the job, you will be more effective as a leader, you will make better decisions and you will work better with other people”
United Nations Presentation: The Role of Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence at Work
Mindfulness on the BBC
I can categorically say I am much more focused, effective and productive after a Mindfulness Meditation
whether at work or home
~ Hugh Coghill-Smith, CCO – Chief Commercial Officer, ONELAN Ltd ~
Find out about our courses and how Workplace Mindfulness can benefit you and your teams
Workplace Mindfulness Programmes:
Flexible Mindfulness Coaching To Suit Your Needs