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Lifestyle Meditation Corporate Program
At Lifestyle Meditation we realize that all companies are unique and one-size does not fit all. This is why we spend the time to understand what your organization needs to be happier, healthier and more productive.
From workshops and classes to team retreats and mindfulness challenges, we have a team of facilitators that are professional, well-educated, and passionate about supporting your company to reach it's health, wellness and productivity goals.
The Research is in and here's what it's saying:
Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace
Corporate meditation coach Golbie Kamarei, whose career involves both teaching mindfulness at work and studying the effects, led a survey in an attempt to prove the concept of meditation in the workplace. She introduced meditation and mindfulness to her company, BlackRock Financial and gathered the data. (Blackrock Financial: an American global investment management corporation based in New York City. BlackRock is currently the world's largest asset manager with $5.98 trillion in assets under management)
Here is some of the research she reported on related to the impact of mindfulness in the workplace:
91 percent reported it positively impacted the culture
88 percent would recommend it to a coworker
66 percent said they felt less stress or had improved stress-management capabilities
63 percent are better able manage themselves at work
60 percent reported increased focus and better decision-making skills
52 percent are able to better manage work relationships
46 percent reported increased innovation and creativity
Several studies report that in Canada alone over $12 Billion is lost annually due to mental-health related causes. Further to that, the biggest growing concern might not be absenteeism, but presenteeism. Presenteeism typically refers to employees that choose to show up at work despite being physically or mentally ill. The results show a significant decrease in productivity, increased injury, and safety-related claims to name a few. Mindfulness practices not only support an individual's awareness around their own health and well-being, but have been shown to improve focus and concentration while boosting the immune system and regulating physiological functions that serve a greater state of overall health.
Who have we worked with? Just to name a few..
Who else is leading the way with Mindfulness in the Workplace?
Steve Jobs took a practice that worked for him and shared it with Apple’s corporate culture. He was considered a pioneer of “mind technology” when he introduced Zen mindfulness meditation to the corporate structure at Apple. Workers have access to a meditation room, 30-minute daily meditation breaks, and on-site yoga and meditation classes, which were all part of a process that Steve used to reduce his own stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.
Google was lucky enough to have one of their original software developers spearhead a program at Google that began in 2007 called, “Search Inside Yourself.” Google offers an on-site meditation space and meditation courses, believing that meditation can help improve not only employee mental health and well-being, but the company’s bottom line as well.
Yahoo offers meditation rooms and free meditation classes for employees to benefit from and reduce stress while at work. It seems that tech companies like Yahoo are the early adopters of the mindful meditation at work culture with magazines like Fast Company touting meditation as a “must-do” to get hired.
Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
When other companies were installing gyms, P&G CEO A.G. Lafley was starting a meditation instruction program and installing meditation spaces in P&G’s corporate buildings. He’s quoted as saying, “You cannot out-work a problem, you have to out-meditation it.”
Nike employs a mindfulness and meditation coach who recently led a workshop for a team of Nike employees. This team consisted of about 13 innovators who perform and execute significant duties for Nike—most of them are focused on leading the global brand in new directions. Mindful leadership events like this have become a benefit of working for the large sports brand.