Practice Mindfulness in The Workplace
Mindfulness training began in the United States in 1979 with a man named Jon Kabat-Zinn, who originally founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts. Since then, workplace mindfulness has been becoming increasingly popular in most organizations and for good reason. In fact, Google has been offering a mindfulness training course internally for its employees and it’s their most subscribed course. Triggered by a plethora of studies on the human brain, many professionals are becoming aware of the correlation between mindfulness and improved performance. Many studies have shown that practicing mindfulness can help improve stress levels, chronic pains, immune systems, memory, and focus. All of which directly affect your employee’s productivity and efficiency levels. Participating in activities that promote mindfulness can be as simple as taking a stroll around the building or practicing calming breaths.
Examples of Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace Include:
- Focusing on being present
- Actively Listening
- Learning to control your thoughts
- Breathing exercises
Training your employees on how to practice mindfulness not only provides numerous benefits to them, but also has many benefits for your organization.
Organizational Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness:
- Stronger emotional intelligence
- Improved focus
- Increased productivity
- Enhanced creativity
Training your employees on mindful behavior helps them take control of their day. Contact TTA today to help your employees practice mindfulness in order to improve their productivity, efficiency, and lower stress levels.