Human Capital & Strategy-II

Bringing the Science of Mindfulness into the Corporate World

There is plenty of science-based research showing that mindfulness impacts the brain in positive ways. Corporations implementing mindfulness programs are finding that those impacts bring many benefits to employees.
By Belinda Jones

Academics, scientists and medical researchers always seem to be coming up with new theories and practices, and one of the growing efforts is in the science of mindfulness. It makes sense because mindfulness concerns people's thought processes and was developed to help people deal with stress.

Its application in the workforce is not surprising given the World Health Organization has called workplace stress the "health epidemic of the 21st century." Stress leads to higher rates of injuries, lower rates of productivity, more mistakes, higher health costs and a host of other issues. Despite wellness programs, work-life balance programs and time management workshops, workplace stress continues to worsen.


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