mindfulness at the workplace
Why to practice mindfulness
to keep a clear mind, be able to focus and increase wellbeing
In the hectic pace of today’s world, it can be difficult to have a calm mind and be able to focus, but at the same time, when so many distractions are available, it is completely necessary to learn to keep a clear mind and to focus.
The good news is, these capabilities can be trained!
These are a few of the reasons why bringing mindfulness practices to the workplace could be the right decision for your team:
To decrease the stress levels and increase the wellbeing of the team
To improve communication and increase the team commitment
To create a better work atmosphere
To boost creativity and innovation
To increase focus
How will we work?
by offering tools to each person to be able to connect with themselves and others
ABHYASA - VAIRAGYAM
Practice what is appropriate for you
This is the core idea from the corporate workshops: to give each person in the team the tools to go back to themselves, learn to relax and have a clear mind and from this place of calm be able to connect with others in the team, in the company and with the customers.
The workshop will be tailored to serve the goals that we will define together based on the needs of the team. For example, we can train capabilities like deep listening and empathy, that are really important to create a link with peers and customers, and to bring the work to the next level.
Compassion and generosity are also values that increase the resilience and team commitment, and can be trained and strengthened with the right practices.
With clarity of mind and a committed team, it is easier to streamline processes to serve the company’s purpose better.
IDENTIFY THE NEEDS
SET SHORT AND
LONG TERM GOALS
USE THE PRACTICES
THAT ARE APPROPRIATE
FOR THE TEAM
Research on Mindfulness at Work
In the last ten years, leading Universities, e.g. Harvard and the MIT, have published several studies that confirm the positive effects of Mindfulness at the workplace.
Companies like Google or SAP have been focusing on it for years, and attribute, to a great extent, their ability to innovate to this.
Research also shows that in companies in which compassion is a relevant and supported aspect, the performance is better and the teams are more committed.
“tatra sthitau yatno’bhyāsah sa tu dīrgha-kāla-nairantarya satkārāsevito drdha-bhūmih”
- Yogasutra 1.13-1.14
Practice means choosing, applying the effort, and doing those actions that bring a stable and calm state. The practice is well established when done un-interruptedly, with dedication, for a very long time.