Mindfulness at Work Benefits
According to the American Institute for Stress, the cost of stress in the American workplace is estimated at almost $300 billion annually due to absenteeism, lower productivity, turnover, and rising health care costs. But that is quickly changing as more companies are incorporating mediation and mindfulness into their organizations.
A white paper produced by UNC Kenan-Flager Business School highlighted studies by the National Institute of Health UK, the University of Massachusetts, and the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Harvard University that continue to validate the benefits that mindfulness in the workplace can provide, including:
- Increase focus and productivity
- Boost creative problem solving in high demand situations
- Reduce stress
- Enhance communication
- Reduce sick days
- Increased employee retention
- Reduce health care costs
Download the Mindfulness @Work Overview to see how companies like Aetna and General Mills are embracing mindfulness and experiencing benefits to their bottom line.