Your employees mind is their most valuable asset. It's what helps them to be productive, creative, focused, compassionate and most importantly, happy.
In a one-year, randomised study of 161 participants, researchers at the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic found that mindfulness-based techniques, including meditation, can lower stress levels in a demanding work environment and lead to happier, more engaged employees. Participants reported a 31% decrease in stress levels and a 28% increase in vitality. And what’s even better... positive psychological changes were still evident a year later!
This is why meditation and mindfulness in the workplace is critical to your teams wellbeing and your organisations performance.
Regular meditators experience reduced anxiety, stress and depression, in addition to improved immune system functioning.
Meditation strengthens our ‘mental muscle’, and has been found to improve information processing, focus, memory and cognitive flexibility.
Research has found meditation to promote ‘divergent thinking’ a type of thinking that allows many new ideas to be generated.
A regular practice will help employees to experience higher levels of optimism and more positive emotions towards your organisation.