5 Reasons Your Company Should be Investing in Mindfulness Training
- Mindfulness isn't just good for us as individuals. Here's how it can help your company grow.
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Over the past decade, mindfulness has gone from fringe spiritual practice to mainstream obsession. Oprah meditates. Steve Jobs did it. Katy Perry does it.
And yet, with all the hype surrounding mindfulness, it’s easy to lose sight of its real benefits for businesses. Meditation, the core practice of mindfulness training, doesn’t just make you feel good or give your face a radiant glow. Research on this practice shows that meditation and mindfulness training more generally offer businesses a real ROI.
According to an emerging body of research, when companies invest in mindfulness, they are likely to experience the following five benefits.
1. Mindfulness reduces employee stress and mitigates the risk of burnout.
The world of work has fundamentally changed over the past 20 years. We now go through our days with supercomputers in our pockets. We’re able to communicate around the globe in seconds. Despite the obvious advantages of our faster, more connected world, our current age also comes with a powerful challenge: We now live in an “always on” state of perpetual stress and technological distraction.