Meditation at Work: How Would It Benefit Your Workplace?
by Michael Teh
In the present times that we are all living in, many companies are on the look out for new and effective ways to boost their employees’ wellness. One of the many ways would be the power of mindfulness as many employers are hoping to improve productivity, boost mental well-being and reduce stress in the workplace. That being said, one of ways to practice mindfulness is actually through meditation. Read on to learn how meditation would benefit your workplace.
“Meditation is a mind-body practice that has been used centuries to promote calmness, improve physiological balance and overall health”
In the present times that we are all living in, many companies are on looking for new and effective ways to boost their employees’ wellness. One of the many ways would be the power of mindfulness as many employers are hoping to improve productivity, boost mental well-being and reduce stress in the workplace.
That being said, one of ways to practice mindfulness is actually through meditation. Meditation is a mind-body practice that has been used centuries to promote calmness, improve physiological balance and overall health.
There are plenty of studies that have shown how beneficial regular meditation is for both mind and body and it is also probably why more companies are providing meditation programmes for their employees.
And if your workforce is dealing with stress, emotional health issues or low morale, you’d definitely benefit from implementing a meditation programme. The programmes will not just have amazing health and wellness benefits but also creating a positive impact for your staff.
Let’s look at the benefits of implementing a meditation programme in your workplace:
- Stress Relief
Workplace stress affects almost every employee and when stress is left untreated, it will lead to chronic stress or burnout. Both of which have many physical and mental health consequences. By meditating, it is a simple and quick way of to reduce stress and tension at the workplace. By just incorporating a 10-minute meditation break would greatly help your employees to clear their minds and to feel more relaxed.
- Work Relationships
Social interaction and work relationships are essential aspect of employee’s health and wellness. By meditating together as a group, it would be a way to promote social interaction and a sense of unity. In addition, practicing mindfulness has been said to improve a person’s ability to manage healthy relationships by fostering a positive outlook and attitude.
- Immune System
If you are looking for a healthier workforce, do start a meditation programme and you’d soon start to see the difference! Research has found that regular meditation can boost your immune system.
As meditation helps to relieve stress and tension, it would also boost employees’ decision-making skills. By practicing mindfulness, it teaches the brain to focus and concentrate better on the present moment – which can help them make more rational decisions.
- Mental Well-being
Studies have shown that meditation can help decrease the feelings of anxiety, depression, and emotional exhaustion. In a study, it highlighted the effects of an eight-week mindfulness meditation programme on healthcare professionals. The programme had a positive impact on the participants’ mood, empathy, and stress levels.
Mindfulness also helps to build resiliency. Having an onsite meditation programme will build a more resilient workforce. Teaching stress coping and management skills, such as daily meditation would help employees to learn how to effectively deal with the emotional triggers or stress at work.
Research has also found a link between meditation and memory. According to an article in Memory Improvement Tips, it stated that meditation directly affects the function and structure of the brain – changing it in ways that appears to increase attention span, sharpen focus, and improve memory.
- Leadership Skills
Other than positive impacts that regular meditation has on your employees, you as an employer will also benefit participating in it too. By increasing self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and positivity, meditation can make a huge impact on your presence in the workplace and to assist you to become a better leader for your team.
Michael Teh, 22nd May 2021.
Michael Teh is a meditation coach devoted to a personal mission of awakening more people to higher consciousness. He teaches self-realization through meditation, qigong, yoga and philosophy. Michael Teh Signature Workshop: The Essence of Life Series explores meditation as a powerful tool to realize our true potential. Michael has designed multiple workshops in this series to support his participants’ self-realization journey. Workshop Series 1 is currently running every few months on-ground in Kuala Lumpur, titled “Knowledge of The Self and Fundamentals of Meditation. Be sure to follow Michael’s social media channels and website for more updates: FB: https://www.facebook.com/