Many ways do exist to put forth a mindfulness program for your employees at the workplace. However, the key is to get started. To start this off, let’s consider a few effective yet simple, strategies for HR professionals and employers to build your corporate mindfulness program.
1. Build a Mindful Climate
As an HR you should take a responsibility to create a peaceful, enlightened and harmonious atmosphere within your organization. We all have heard a lot regarding Feng shui and we generally use them in our home, so why not bring some of these ideas into our workplace too. Additionally you can consider organizing group training session to introduce the mindfulness for your employees.
2. Create Mindful Commitment
Include regular mindful activities in the schedule of workplace so employees can feel it as a part of work life. This could comprise various sessions such as stretching, meditation, breathing breaks, walks, or other activities or what we generally call “recharge”. The aim here is to improve mental & emotional well-being, help employees attain their well-being goals as individuals, and provide a platform to help employees balance their work and life journey.
3. Spread Mindful Messages & Insights
Social media and blogging have proven to be an excellent communication platform for communicating and sharing various thoughts and ideas with your workforce to improve mindfulness. You can take an advantage of digital platforms to share your insights regarding the benefits of corporate mindfulness and how this can help employees perform better at work.
4. Make A Mindful Identity
While formulating corporate mindfulness program for your organization you can incorporate something unique that can, later on, become a part of your brand identity. For example, if we take the idea of a “minute of silence” just before the beginning of any new meeting, offsite or onsite, to help the meeting participants and employees remove any external thoughts that might be because of their previous engagement. Practicing this could help to land, focus and connect comfortably to the new session that is about to start.
So, the bottom line is: we’re all occupied with our daily chores of work and life, and time is something that is most precious for all of us that will never come back so use it with mindfulness. Sometimes taking time out of your busy schedule of the workday for mindfulness might appear inconvenient to a lot of us, but when you analyze how much more positive and productive you could become, with greater awareness, creativity, and energy, you would love to include mindfulness as a key strategy in your corporate wellness initiative.