Mindfulness at work benefits
In a world focusing on how to achieve more, better and faster, the idea to pause and simply sit and be still for a while may seem unreasonable.
How do you benefit when you take time to quiet your mind and take a moment to pause and reflect?
Some of the world’s leading companies including Google, McKinsey, KPMG, Barclays, Apple Computer, Yahoo!, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals have invested in mindfulness training for their employees.
Why? Because it is an effective method to improve performance and resilience.
Mindfulness is already well known for being effective in reducing stress and increasing wellbeing.
A wide range of recent studies at the National Institute of Health UK, the University of Massachusetts, and the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University, have cited specific business benefits of mindfulness within organizations, including:
- Reduced costs of staff absenteeism and turnover
- Improved cognitive function – (i.e. better concentration, memory and learning ability)
- Improved productivity
- Enhanced employer/employee and client relationships
- Enhanced employee job satisfaction
Read more about the latest studies and research on mindfulness meditation