The next version of Corporate Wellbeing I witnessed was benefits like yoga or Pilates, Kale fruit or crisps in the pantry or even a membership in a meditation app. This is all great but do people really need this? Because it is really about addressing the well-being of companies from outside.
People indeed need more. Especially in these unprecedented difficult times. So, the question is: is mindfulness the solution or just a buzzword?
Mindfulness is the awareness of the present moment, without any judgement. It is an option that focuses on your well-being from the inside out. As an organization, your goal is to take the best possible care of your employees as you can balance what they need against what the company needs.
You can be very mindful without sitting with your eyes closed and your legs crossed for 20 minutes each day. You can read more about how to run mindful meetings.
It is really important to understand that people are suffering and that we can no longer separate personal and professional life. Organizations have a role to play in the mental health of their employees. There is no other option. This was the case before Covid. It is a reality now. The global pandemic just magnified it.
🞳 Mindfulness’ impact on individual wellbeing is very high
🞳 Mindfulness helps individuals feel better in their workplace, whether physical or mental : lower burnout, lower incidents and degrees of mental illness, anxiety, depression, happiness, and so forth.
🞳 Mindfulness can help people feel more engaged, have more energy, improve their job satisfaction, even manage things like work, family conflict.
🞳 Mindfulness has a positive Impact on Individual performance. For example linking Mindfulness to doing tasks better. And also how doing mindfulness training can actually increase the amount the people help others in the workplace.
🞳 Mindfulness can actually predict less bad stuff as well, behaviours like retaliating against colleagues and undermining each other. What we start to see is that more mindful leaders may tend to have less toxic behaviours in their environment. There are some initial studies that tend to show that more mindful leaders tend to promote a better climate with their subordinates, a better relationship, so there’s actually greater connection in the workplace and then the subordinates go off and sort of engage in a more positive way.
🞳 Mindfulness can help people have more attention. It develops empathy and helps to react less.
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