In case you have missed out on the stress people face in today's corporate world and how mindfulness plays a role, here is another:
"... Even a quick look at what’s happening in the American workplace shows that it’s a seriously split-screen world. On the one hand, there’s the stressful world of quarterly earnings reports, beating growth expectations, hard-charging CEOs, and focusing on the bottom line — the world that is the usual focus of CNBC and Squawk Box. On the other hand, there’s the world populated by the growing awareness of the costs of stress, not just in the health and well-being of business leaders and employees, but on the bottom line as well.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows that these two worlds are, in fact, very much aligned — or at least that they can, and should, be
Making money and doing good in the world are not mutually exclusive!
One of the best — and cheapest — ways to become healthier and happier is through mindfulness exercises like meditation." The training enhances neuronal connections and acts as a "a kind of mental training."*
The evidence is clear:
Stress reduces happiness which reduces productivity
Mindfulness acts as an antidote to burnout, reducing percentage of burnout in high pressured professions such as medical doctors
increasing happiness and reducing burnout increases talent retention and improves company culture.
"One company that “gets it,” and has since its inception, is Google. One of the most popular classes it offers employees is known as S.I.Y., short for “Search Inside Yourself.” It was started by Chade-Meng Tan, engineer, Google employee number 107, and the author of Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace). The course has three parts: attention training, self-knowledge, and building useful mental habits. “I’m definitely much more resilient as a leader,”"*
So, the evidence is clear. Why not start practising today to help yourself and your organisation? Remember to practice regularly and there are a lot of resources to help you along, such as the ones located here. If you need a hand for training, remember to let us know.
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