When it comes to the workplace, mindfulness and wellness go hand-in-hand. Mindfulness reduces stress, improves health and increases creativity. Employers are learning that mindfulness isn’t just good for employees, but also for the company. Stress levels and healthcare costs significantly decrease and the bottom line dramatically improves. Here’s why.
When employees are stressed or burned out, they not only become ill, but their creativity, performance and productivity suffer. Stress has been linked to chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure. Workplace stress impacts businesses in a number of ways — increase in healthcare costs, absenteeism and sick days and a decrease in productivity.
Companies have taken an aggressive approach to solve this growing problem. Wellness, prevention, screening and chronic condition management has taken priority. Mindfulness is one of the best ways to help employees become happier and healthier. It’s also one of the most cost-effective techniques you can add to your wellness program.
If you have plans to re-tool your wellness program for 2017, consider offering mindfulness training. Your employees, and your bottom line, will be better off because of it.