Updated: Aug 27, 2021
Corporate executives are beginning to look for alternative ways to help keep themselves and their minds fresh during the hectic, ’24-hour’ workday. Modern day stress and anxiety can have severe consequences on both an employee’s mental and physical health. One of the most common issues experienced within today’s corporate world is stress-related illness.
“Meditation is not a way of making the mind go quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts, the average person thinks every day.” – Deepak Chopra
Studies show that corporate executives are at an elevated risk for heart attacks and strokes due to stress. When your mind is often preoccupied with concerns about the day’s or next-day’s activities, your body may rarely if ever experience down-time.
Corporate mindfulness programs, and mindfulness meditation programs in particular, are a great way for executive’s to unwind and de-stress. Building small practices regularly into the week is an effective and feel-good form of team building while providing individuals with tools to effectively manage stress levels. Healthy employees are simply more engaged, focused and efficient.
Impact the Bottom Line and More
Through wellness programs, companies can allow employees to increase their productivity and find creative new ways to increase profitability, sales and boost overall workforce morale. Mindfulness and wellness programs are valuable tools —a holistic mindset is becoming a crucial main-stay to a healthy corporate culture.
Employees can learn to relax and deal with all of life’s challenges inside and outside of the work day. The divide between home and work is arbitrary anyway; an unhealthy employee doesn’t turn wellness on and off with a switch. If worry or additional stress at work is the breaking point for many, employers are in a unique position to increase employee retention and make lasting and positive changes to personal well-being. Studies show that overall worker productivity increases and absenteeism rates decrease when corporate wellness programs provide an environment where employees can thrive without stress. When the stress is removed, there is a greater chance that the individual will maintain their health and become a more productive member of the team
In addition, regular meditation helps an individual let go of a busy mind and is shown to increase creativity and innovation along with a more positive work environment.
Reduce the rate of sick leave, and more importantly, improve the mental health of your team..
Connection is Everything
Corporate meditation programs offer employees a unique opportunity to connect with themselves in a way that many have never experienced before. This provides a kind of base-line to wellness through self-awareness.
Employees also have an opportunity to connect with each other on a regular basis through this wellness lens as a team (in person, or remotely). In some programs, the instructor will teach employees to sit comfortably while observing the breath. Others will focus on progressive muscle relaxation and emotion regulation tools and techniques. Options are endless and can be tailored to your team’s specific needs.
Mindku’s science-based principles and practices are effective.
In today’s ever-busy world, stress has an impact on the mind and body. Meditation and mindfulness training has been used for centuries around the world to treat physical and mental illnesses. Mindku is committed to contributing to healthy work cultures and creating optimal conditions to build teams of mindful leaders.
Imagine the impact on your organization when your team is energized and resilient. Imagine a work environment defined by vibrant health, innovation and joy.
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