Meditation Training in the Workplace
Right Brain Liaisons delivers meditation and mindfulness training programs for workplaces, large and small.
PWC reports that investment in workplace mental health initiatives return an average of $2.30 for every $1 invested through increased productivity, reduced absenteeism and presentism (reduced productivity/sick/injured at work), and reduced compensation claims.
Meditation and mindfulness workplace training improves business by improving employee focus and clarity of thinking, emotional regulation and resilience, engagement and communication and reduces the harmful and inhibiting effects of stress and attention deficit.
Right Brain Liaisons tailors evidence-based and flexible meditation and mindfulness-based training programs that unlock human potential and enhance workforce wellbeing, performance, creativity and engagement, and help leaders, organisations and their employees navigate the changeable, challenging and fast-paced world of work.
Right Brain Liaisons Workplace Programs
Mindfulness and meditation-based training options and packages available through Right Brain Liaisons are designed to educate and empower people with understanding and practices proven to reduce stress and anxiety, boost the immune system and wellbeing, enhance memory and sleep quality, increase focus, productivity and performance and improve engagement, communication and emotional resilience.
Mindful Leaders Program
People Are Our Greatest Resource
Stress is a massive inhibitor to performance. By reducing levels of workplace stress through increasing access to coping resources and empowering individual’s internal resources through the practice of meditation and mindfulness, businesses have the potential to improve employee wellbeing, performance and cohesion across all areas. Through participation in Mindfulness/Meditation programs, employees repeatedly experience higher levels of engagement, better health, and improved morale, translating to decreased levels of absenteeism, stress, anxiety and staff turnover. This in turn enables higher levels of effectiveness, innovation and happiness at work, strengthening staff and customer loyalty.
GOOD PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS
We spend more time at work than doing anything else, and research shows that these hours are for many people the least happy of their lives. Adding to this problem is that in today’s busy and rapidly changing world, people are constantly contending with increasing demands on their time and energy. It often feels as though there is not enough time to get everything done, which can lead to working long hours, frustration, poor sleep, anxiety and tension or as we usually call it, stress.
SafeWorkSA advises that for every $1 a business spends on mental health initiatives, there is an average return on investment of $2.30. Creating healthy workplaces is good for business and innovation. Right Bain Liaisons helps business and government develop their human resources and capacity, which naturally leads to better business performance and profit. Our mission is to help people deal with the stresses of modern working life, and empower them to make unique, authentic and valuable contributions to it.
Across the board, stress is arguably the number one inhibitor to performance, while success in most organisations relies on the very things that stress and unhappiness erode – teamwork, collaboration, creativity, resilience, focus, performance, mental flexibility, mental health and effective decision-making, ie soft skills.
Right Brain Liaisons empowers soft skill development, equipping people with the tools to self-manage stress, build resilience to pressure and adversity and make better decisions with greater focus and effectiveness, increased wellbeing and happiness, and greater connection and communication within teams and with clients.
Productivity losses linked to stress, anxiety and depression cost Australian workplaces an estimated $11-15 billion a year through absenteeism, presenteeism (working while ill or injured), employee disengagement and mental stress compensation claims.
TAILORING MINDFULNESS-MEDITATION PROGRAMS TO SUIT YOUR WORKFORCE
If the mental and emotional resources of employees and colleagues determine the health, resilience and future performance of businesses, organisations are understandably keen to introduce innovations that develop the internal resources of individuals (soft skills) and keep their minds healthy, as much as they invest in employee’s technical and professional skills.
Meditation/Mindfulness training is at the forefront of this trend, offering organisations and their employees a means to improve resilience, decision making, focus and performance under pressure, improve the ability to juggle competing demands on attention, time and energy, and to more effectively respond to change and workload without burnout.
WHAT IS MEDITATION?
Meditation and Mindfulness, one of myriad types of meditative technique, is fitness training for the mind, leading to greater self-awareness and self-regulation of attention, emotion and control, especially under stressful conditions. Just as we take our cars to the mechanic and our bodies to the gym to keep in tune and shape, meditation practice builds psychological muscle, keeping us 'fit' mentally and emotionally.
Meditation and Mindfulness are about learning to pay attention, in the present moment, with the attitudes of openness, curiosity and care. It may sound inconsequential - the present moment is often underrated - but we are all too familiar with its opposite: a reckless, careless, distracted state that’s often described as ‘autopilot’. In autopilot we can function and remain alive, yet we also remain unaware of what is happening to us, around us as well as how to access our inner resources and potential. In autopilot we can avoid obstacles but are unaware of them or even that they exist. For example, like zombies on a mobile phone, in autopilot we can move to avoid something hanging in front of our faces but fail to notice it was actually money hanging on a tree.
A number of leading companies including Apple, Google, Yahoo, Nike, HBO, GE, Deutsche Bank, Bosch, Intel and McKinsey and many more have introduced mindfulness practices and run meditation programs for their executives and staff as a core element of their workforce development. Mindfulness/meditation programs are also being implemented in schools, hospitals, government and business as more scientific and anecdotal evidence demonstrates that regular practise changes the brain and enhances mental performance, boosts the immune system, reduces the negative impacts of stress on the body and mind and slows the ageing process.
Our workplace meditation/mindfulness programs empower people to:
Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase concentration and effectiveness
Build resilience and self-care
Boost creativity and problem-solving
Increase wellbeing and happiness
Enhance connection and communication with co-workers and clients
Reduce absenteeism and presenteeism
Increase staff retention
Self-regulate attention and emotion
Right Brain Liaisons has delivered Mindfulness/Meditation workshops, courses and programs for Kojo, Hub Australia, Cook Medical, TEDx Adelaide, St Ignatius College, Novatech, GP Partners, Beyond Bank, VIY, Jobpair Pty Ltd, Miss Pip, Sarah Brown Web Development, Metamorphosis Engineering, Likeable Experts Marketing, Best Life Project and Benchmarking Pty Ltd.
Corporate Mindfulness and Meditation in the Media
Mindfulness in the Boardroom
Since the early 20th century, management science has been on a quest for its version of the Holy Grail—that quick fix or formula that will deliver increased productivity and social harmony. Its history tells of the rise and fall of corporate training programs, each introduced with great fanfare, each pronouncing its novelty and uniqueness, and each claiming scientific legitimacy.
Corporate Meditation: How and Why Big Businesses Are Promoting Meditation
Big businesses are smart. They’ve read the studies. They understand that time spent meditating means balanced workers who get things done. And they get that putting the mental health of their workers first increases both creativity and focus.