Our new whitepaper shows just why so many businesses are introducing mindfulness into the workplace.
Over the past five years, the meditation practice known as mindfulness has gone global. A search on Amazon highlights the extent of its reach, with over 20,000 mindfulness titles. And while many high-profile figures champion it, mindfulness is much more than a celebrity health fad. It’s available as a treatment from the NHS, there are MSc courses in mindfulness, and even a government endorsed policy institute – the Mindfulness Initiative – set up to explore how it can benefit society more widely.
Mindfulness has also gone mainstream in the workplace. But it isn’t only the tech companies, well known for pioneering new approaches to wellbeing, that are buying in. Ford Motor Company, Goldman Sachs, IKEA, Transport for London, BT, and Proctor and Gamble are among the large numbers of organisations that have embraced mindfulness. Businesses like these are tightly focussed on the bottom line, so how has a meditation practice made such headway in the corporate world?
This is just one of the questions we’ll be exploring our latest whitepaper. We’ll also consider the evidence base for the effectiveness of mindfulness, and look at the perceived benefits for individuals and businesses. Organisations have taken many different approaches to introducing mindfulness, and we’ll consider those encountered most frequently. Finally we’ll look at how UK banks have embraced mindfulness, with some excellent examples from the sector, highlighting the value of different approaches.
With the evidence base for its effectiveness growing all the time, it seems certain that mindfulness in the workplace will continue on its upward trajectory.