To be mindful is to be completely aware of our feelings, thoughts, physical sensations, and surroundings, from one moment to the next. It requires us to switch off our default auto-pilot modes and pay close attention to our present reality. Being mindful involves observing our thoughts and feelings as impartial witnesses – without judgement, belief or disbelief, and without letting them take over.
ACCORDING TO RESEARCH,
MINDFULNESS STRONGLY CONTRIBUTES TO:
- Greater awareness of one’s own emotions and an understanding of how to deal with them
- An increase in emotional intelligence, empathy and self-regulation
- An improved ability to manage conflict and communicate more effectively
- More compassionate interactions with others
Why do companies need
to be mindful?
Mindfulness practice in the workplace is directly associated with a number of key benefits.
EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AND RESILIENCE
Brings about self-awareness that helps employees recognise stress within themselves, and actively work on developing resilience to it.
Improved relationships at work, better communication, and more compassionate and collaborative interactions.
Improves key aspects of job and task performance in the workplace.
Strengthens key aspects of leadership, including decision-making skills, creativity and innovation, resilience, and team-building skills.
Mindful organisations are statistically associated with improved customer relations, reduced employee exhaustion and turnover, and enhanced innovation and financial performance.