Return on Investment: Corporate Mindfulness

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How Mindfulness Affects Your Business' Bottom Line

"What are the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace?"

At this point, you can't be part of the corporate world without having heard of the buzzword "Mindfulness". It's creeping into workplaces everywhere, from the more obvious (Google, and Virgin) to the much less obvious (Shell Oil company's rig URSA in the Gulf of Mexico). Breathing exercises sound nice, and who doesn't want to take a break during the day, but how can all this mindfulness mumbo-jumbo actually benefit the bottom line of your company? Check out this infographic from one of On the Goga's Mindful Leadership Workshops, recently given at Drexel University's Baiada School for Entrepreneurship:

 
 

From On the Goga's Mindful Leadership Presentation: 'Mindfulness for the Entrepreneur' at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA

 
 

Yes, you're reading that right: Companies that report a higher sense of purpose outperform the competition by 400%. They experience:

  • More innovation, retention, sales, and productivity
  • Less burnout, sick days and turnover. 

Still not convinced? Let's go back to those oil rig workers we mentioned from Shell. These rough and tumble men are the opposite of what you might expect from a typical class of "yogi's". However, after the entire crew completed a mindfulness program where men about their feelings (and maybe even cried), Shell's accident rate went down 84% (NPR). In that same year, the number of barrels, efficiency and reliability at Shell exceeded the industry benchmarks (NPR).

Everyone can benefit from mindfulness. Find out how to bring mindfulness to your company here...

 

Sources:
NPR (http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/17/482203447/invisibilia-how-learning-to-be-vulnerable-can-make-life-safer)

Delivering Happiness (http://blog.deliveringhappiness.com/)


 

On the Goga is a Philadelphia, PA corporate wellness company that brings wellness consulting, program delivery, mindfulness, yoga, meditation, nutrition, massage, financial health classes, environmental health classes, executive coaching, community building, and more to companies in the Greater Philadelphia Area.