THE WORKPLACE

HAS FOREVER CHANGED.

200-300%

more spent on the indirect cost of healthcare than on actual healthcare payments (1)

 

 

 

$650+

billion

The amount distraction costs u.s. companies per year (2)

 

$300

billion

The cost of stress to American 

businesses according to the

world health organization (3

OUR BRAIN IS ON OVERLOAD

MINDFULNESS

HOLDS THE POWER

TO SLOW DOWN

THE MIND

OUR BRAIN DEMANDS 

WORK

Top companies today are searching for solutions.  As the technology revolution gradually changed our lives, it also slowly eroded the quality of our workplaces.  

 

Today 80 percent of American workers feel stress on the job.

And, nearly half say they need 'real' help in dealing with job-related stress (3).  The blurring lines between work and home make stress a personal issue. 

 

In less than 50 years, we've gone from the fax machine to the overload of email. Today's worker receives on average 120+ emails per day.  Add to this the quantity of information we are exposed to, and it is no wonder today's worker feels overloaded and stressed out.

The volume of information workers are faced with is growing at rapid rates and there is no sign of it slowing down.  In 2015, figures showed that in a two-year period, nine-times more data was created than in all of humanity’s time on earth before.

 

The overload of information and the demands of multitasking have taxed the human brain. Science is showing us proof that we are rewiring our brains, detrimentally. 

 

A growing body of research is showing how instilling a corporate culture of mindfulness develops focus, better management of stress and increased cooperation among employees.

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OVERLOAD

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WELLNESS

Companies are not sitting back. Worker well-being is a growing concern - that's why the rate of employee wellness programs continues to grow.

 

The 2015 Employee Benefits research report showed that 70 percent of U.S. companies offered a general wellness program, up from

58 percent in 2008 (SHRM survey).

 

Mindfulness and meditation have grown to an industry estimated at $1 billion, supporting worker well-being.

 

Major brands such as Google, Aetna, Apple, and General Mills (to name just a few) have integrated the practice of mindfulness within their corporate cultures.

Once seen as a fringe movement of the 60's, scientific evidence is proving mindfulness' power in altering (for the better) the wiring of our brain.

 

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is seen as one of the most influential scientific minds behind the acceptance and usage of mindfulness in the U.S.

 

With fMRI proving the benefits of a daily mindfulness practice on the brain, it is no wonder that companies are embracing the practice.

 

To keep a competitive edge, CEOs understand that lessening stress, and having healthier and happier workers, leads to better outcomes: higher productivity and reduced burnout, absenteeism, sickness, and distraction.

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THE BENEFITS

MINDFULNESS IN THE WORKPLACE

focus

Under the demands of the immediate, the flow of huge amounts of information, the onslaught of devices, and the inability to turn off, today's workers are faced with the challenge of managing distractions and staying focused.

 

Harvard Business Review reports that 47 percent of our time is spent on autopilot - unfocused and distracted. 

 

Mindfulness, according to Inc.com, plays a key role in keeping leaders sharp by increasing stability, control, and efficiency.  

 

The skills developed through mindfulness help employees direct their focus where it is needed most.

 

Today's businesses operate in what is called the Attention Economy, where success hinges on the capacity to focus on strategies and relationships. Leaders who concentrate their awareness on the situation at hand demonstrate more steady, thoughtful, flexible and creative influence.

EMOTIONAL

iNTELLIGENCE

 It's no surprise that strong skills in emotional intelligence bring forth mindful leaders.  The benefits are tenfold.  When leaders are better equipped to deal with stress and uncertainty, the benefits extend to all employees.  

 

Studies have shown that leaders with higher emotional intelligence skills perform better as managers and leaders.

Emotional intelligence is fast becoming the competitive edge.

In today's highly competitive marketplaces, top leaders need to have the skills to handle diverse emotions, focus on top priorities and motivate their teams. 

Most top leaders would likely agree that mindfulness and presence allow them to successfully create better overall results. 

CREATIVITY

Mindfulness provides the tools for gaining greater creativity and innovation in the workplace. According to a study conducted by The Institute of Mindful Leadership, 93 percent of leaders said mindfulness had a positive impact on their ability to create space for innovation.  And, 70 percent said it made a positive difference in strategic thinking.

 

As machines and algorithms forever change the face of the workplace, creativity is the unlocked key to a competitive edge. It's no surprise that top companies are looking to mindfulness to ensure their leaders and workers are building creativity within their daily lives.

 

Havard Business Review reports that a growing body of studies show people are at their most creative state when in a relaxed state.  A sense of relaxation promotes divergent thinking to see a broader set of solutions and to center on the right one.

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stress

Considered the evil of overall well-being and productivity, stress has a negative impact on all facets of our lives.  Stress in the workplace increases illness and absenteeism, disruption of sleep, and other work-life balance conflicts.

 

Companies today understand their role in ensuring employees learn techniques to better deal with high levels of stress.

 

A growing body of research is showing how instilling a corporate culture of mindfulness inspires focus, better management of stress and increased employee cooperation.

 

Major companies such as General Mills, Google, and Target provide mindfulness for their employees to lower stress. 

 

Insurance giant Aetna reduced employee stress-levels by 33 percent in its mindfulness-based programs.