Make Your Work "Suck Less"
Sometimes you come across articles that make you smile just from the title. Then, you read them and realize that it actually was all about the title. But, sometimes you are pleasantly surprised. Such was the case when I stumbled upon, "How meditation makes your work suck less" by Meg Mankins, on the Headspace blog.
Mankins easily relates to workplace stress, cites some heavy data, and lays out a simple plan to create a small meditation space in your office. We all know the big guys (Apple, Intel, Nike, Twitter, etc.) are investing deeply in whole employee wellness, but is it really applicable or possible for small companies?
Converting a small unused office, or even a corner of your shared space is easy, and doesn't require much capital. Providing employees with a designated space to collect their thoughts, focus, and cultivate awareness will create an environment where employees feel supported, creative, and able to "make decisions on purpose" instead of simply reacting to daily stresses.
Applications like Headspace and Stop, Breathe, Think make guided meditations easy and less "woo-woo" for employees. Sometimes, it just takes 60 seconds of quiet to redirect a reaction, or solve a problem.
Employees are a company's most valuable asset, and investing just a small amount into true corporate wellness can really improve the bottom line.
You can find the entire article here.
For more information on how to start a meditation class at your office, contact: www.twistyourworkplace.com
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