Mindfulness at Work:
Research shows that mindfulness can help employees take a pre-emptive approach to manage their mental, health, stress and emotions in the workplace. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be present at the moment, aware of where we are and what we are doing. This may relate to our thoughts, feelings and impulses in different situations. Mindfulness also ensures we do not overreact or gets overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
Why is Mindfulness important?
We work in a competitive environment where stress is part of our lives. While mindfulness is innate, employees tend to lose control of being mindful in the workplace during peak period and highly competitive environment. Inadequate ways to manage stress will allow it to take control of our emotional wellbeing. Hence, the proper way of handling stress is important to enhance employees work performance. Employees who practice mindfulness are better able to harness their potential in managing themselves, building relationships, managing stress and overcoming challenges. In addition, it will also benefit the organization by reducing absenteeism, increasing engagement and retention, and creating a positive work environment. Other advantages to the team environment are an increase in productivity, resilience and positive emotion that leads to improvement in life satisfaction beyond the workplace.
How to implement Mindfulness?
Lunch & Learn Programs enhance employees’ mindset and competence in the areas of interpersonal relationships, personal agility & resilience, and stress management. In building interpersonal relationships, employees will learn the ways to hone their self-awareness and leverage on emotional intelligence to foster better relationships at work. Emotional intelligence is known to be the fundamental key to relationship management, leading to personal and professional success. In developing personal agility and resilience, employees are encouraged to embrace the growth mindset, remove limiting beliefs so as to enable them to thrive in today’s challenging business environment. Lastly, in stress management, employees will learn the benefits of mindfulness for stress reduction and acquire practical tips to manage stress effectively and use the positive effects of stress to help them perform better at work.