‘People are the heart and soul of every business’
Happy, motivated people can create immense value for the companies they work for. And people can be more successful and fulfilled in the workplace if they can feel more resilient, remain objective, be responsive rather than reactive, show compassion to themselves and others as well as build trust with their colleagues and other stakeholders. Mindfulness can be such a helpful tool to enable people build these resources.
As well as individuals, many employers are now becoming aware of the benefits of supporting the development of their employees through training in Mindfulness as part of their CSR and CPD programmes.
The American Institute of Stress has calculated that circa $300bn of economic output is lost in the US each year through absenteeism, poor performance, employee turnover, accidents and stress-related workers compensation claims. This phenomenon is not restricted to the US. Indeed, the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) estimates that self-reported work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounted for an estimated 11.4m lost working days in Britain in fiscal year 2008/9.
Cutting edge companies, who have already successfully adopted the Mindfulness training programmes include McKinsey, Nike, Procter & Gamble, Apple, Astra Zeneca, Accenture, Google and Yahoo.
And many of our clients bear out the growing body of research that points to training in Mindfulness being a support for the workplace, that can help bring about a more productive, creative and collegiate environment for success.
Mindfulness at Work has developed an effective 5-week, 45 minute programme (MiN) to help enable employees to develop and sustain these important traits.