Mindfulness in Work
Organisations are increasingly open to mindfulness because of the considerable research demonstrating the benefits to organisations. The workplace is becoming increasingly fast paced, complex, continuously changing and evolving. To meet these challenges people need to be resilient and adaptable, with the ability to embrace change in a positive way. This requires flexibility, awareness, clarity, and high level emotional intelligence. Mindfulness helps develop these skills.
We need to teach people to work with their minds so they can create workplaces that are more creative, effective, thoughtful and harmonious.
Mindfulness is about developing awareness in the present moment, enabling you to be more balanced, and focussed. Mindfulness is fitness training for the mind and just 10 minutes of regular practice can create positive brain changes.
Mindfulness can reduce stress and ill health so improving absenteeism. Essentially, mindfulness is the path to emotional resilience. It enhances self awareness, self esteem, creativity, and innovation and extends attention span.
Practising mindfulness enhances self-knowledge—we can choose how to use our energy. It helps develop concentration and clear thinking, enabling us be more productive.