There are lots of reasons to implement a meditation program into your workplace, regardless of whether it’s a small office or a big corporation.
Meditation has been attracting CEOs because of its links to fewer sick days, lower health costs and better productivity. And these attributes alone gives a boost to any company’s bottom line.
But one way that meditation enhances a company is often overlooked – and that is its link to employee loyalty.
Every CEO and company leader knows that employee turnover is a damaging thing.
1. Meditation Reduces Lost Working Hours
When you lose an employee, you lose tons of working hours to replace, re-train and re-integrate a new face into the business.
Furthermore, companies are built on strong and long-lasting relationships and losing connections can decrease morale in the office, as well as with the public in general.
But meditation is a tremendous tool for keeping your employees happy in the workplace and happy with your company.
2. Meditation Shows They Care About Employee Health
On the surface, a company that offers a mindfulness meditation program to its employees as part of a wellness program shows that they care about their employee’s health, and are going the extra mile.
Most all corporations have health insurance of some variety. But the top companies that people want to work for – like Google, Apple and major investment banks go above and beyond the basics to look after the well-being of their employees. And it’s a move that employees certainly notice, and appreciate!
3. Meditation Reduces Stress
Also, meditation simply makes people happier and less stressed. And stress plays a big role in leading an employee to look elsewhere for a job.
The number one reason most employees quit is because of stress and unhappiness with their job, and by removing stress naturally, employees are more likely to be satisfied with their positions, and happy with their work.
4. Meditation Increases Workplace Comradery and Cooperation
Finally, meditation makes the overall workplace a happier and more cooperative place. Stress is simply contagious.
And especially in a work environment, because if everyone is in a bad mood and is worried, it’s easy to feel the same way.
By creating a calmer atmosphere overall, where comradery and cooperation are naturally enhanced, employees will enjoy their company environment and not be on the hunt for something different.
Key to Success
Retaining great employees is the key to success for any business. And the longer you have loyal employees, the better your business operates in every way.
This is certainly true for large innovative corporations, but it’s also true for small companies as well. Having to re-hire and re-train is hard work.
And it takes valuable resources away from other projects and tasks that need attention – resulting in even more work.
By encouraging loyalty, you can put a team in place that will work to your company’s benefit for hopefully years to come.
Feel free to contact me, and let’s make a positive change. I’ll be happy to talk with your company leaders on how to get started on creating a happier and healthier work environment.
Having a professional teacher on your side will go a long way in getting you started. Once you’re on the path, you’ll be amazed at how far meditation will take you.