In the last years, Mindfulness has spread all over the world: people are increasingly talking about it and are approaching this mental practice to benefit from it in their everyday life. However, too little has been said about the real advantages of Mindfulness within companies. This mindfulness and mental presence exercise does not only produce psycho-physical benefits for those who practice it, but it does also allow companies that implement it to obtain a real ROI.
In other words, it is not only the right thing to do at a moment in our history when people represent the real critical success factor, but it is also a sound investment that, as such, generates long-term returns. More empathy, more listening, more balance: in a word, more emotional and social intelligence.
Here you can find 4 good reasons to introduce Mindfulness within your company:
Practising Mindfulness enables people to move to a more conscious understanding of stress causes and to learn how to manage them in a constructive way, thus rediscovering a rewarding professional life and stimulating better performances. Wellness in the workplace should not be seen as an occasional relaxing interlude, but as a more balanced way of living our daily working life, time after time.
If it is true that people are the crucial success factor within companies, it is also true that a high turnover rate represents a serious threat to companies’ results. Some studies estimate that high turnover rates generate costs up to 200% higher than an employee’s annual salary. Recent studies have found a positive relationship between Mindfulness practice and the levels of commitment and dedication. Moreover, Mindfulness has positive effects on productivity, thus generating a psycho-physical condition of increased attention, greater focus and positive attitude in carrying out one’s professional tasks.
If you had to choose between a company that invests in its employees’ wellness and another that doesn’t, what would you choose? Mindfulness provides companies adopting it with an extraordinary competitive advantage, both for the well-being it generates in the workplace and for the benefits people can literally “bring back home” and exploit in every other aspect of their everyday life. That is why big names like Google, Apple and Nike have chosen it!
A scientific study carried out at the Erasmus University Rotterdam has shown that even a few minutes of Mindfulness a day have significantly increased the “divergent thinking” and the number of ideas generated by the subjects examined. Creativity and innovation, also intended as the ability of handling problems in an “alternative” way by adopting “creative” solutions, are skills that companies are more and more depending on.
In short, Mindfulness is good at all levels: it meets the needs of a labour market which is increasingly focused on social responsibility and the culture of well-being in the workplace, while offering a tangible and significant ROI. Inventing in Mindfulness means guaranteeing a less stressful working environment, less turnover, higher productivity, more talent and innovation.
If you want to discover how to introduce Mindfulness in a more effective way in your company, thus combining it with the benefits of Zerobody on your employees’ body and mind write us to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reed the feedbacks of some companies that chose us: