Why forward-thinking organizations practice mindfulness in the workplace
Stress is a given in today’s world of information-saturated, metrics-driven, multi-tasking work environments.
The cost of stress can be very high. Absenteeism, turnover, direct medical expenses, diminished productivity, poor decision making, low morale — these are just some of the consequences of unchecked stress, and all have a substantial effect on an organization’s bottom line. The American Psychological Association estimates that stress costs American businesses in excess of $300 billion every year.
With more than 50% of Americans reporting a loss of productivity as a result of stress, and American workers losing an average of 25 days of work as a result of stress-related disorders, it is not surprising that a quarter of large U.S. employers have initiated stress reduction programs. In the last ten years, more and more of these programs are mindfulness based.
Our mindfulness training programs focus on the key components of Emotional Intelligence - self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy.