Mindfulness in the workplace

On an upward curve

Mindfulness is increasingly being offered to employees as a means of supporting their health and wellbeing.

Over the past five years the meditation practice known as mindfulness, has gone global. A search on Amazon highlights the extent of its reach, throwing up around 20,000 mindfulness titles. And while it is championed by lots of public figures, it is much more than a celebrity health fad;

  • it’s available as a treatment from the NHS
  • there are MSc. courses in mindfulness
  • there’s even a government endorsed policy institute, the Mindfulness Initiative, which is exploring how it can benefit society more widely.
Mindfulness has gone mainstream in the workplace. But it isn’t only the tech companies, well known known for pioneering new approaches to wellbeing, that are buying in. Ford Motor Company, Goldman Sachs, Proctor and Gamble, IKEA, Transport for London and BT are among the organisations that have embraced mindfulness. Businesses like these are highly focussed on the bottom line, so how has a meditation practice made such headway in the corporate world?
 
This is just one of the questions we explore in the whitepaper. We also consider the evidence base for the effectiveness of mindfulness and look at the perceived benefits for individuals and businesses.

Mindfulness can be a highly effective component of organisational wellbeing strategies.

Organisations have introduced mindfulness in lots of different ways, we consider the most common and then we go on to look at how UK banks have embraced mindfulness, with some excellent examples from the sector.
 
Our whitepaper concludes that mindfulness in the workplace is here to stay - read 'Mindfulness in the workplace' and find out why.