Inhale, exhale and follow your routine at work. Work is a source of stress for many people, so much so that it is recommended that we do activities outside the office such as exercising in a gym, going to your city, in short, activities that promote distraction from work activities for be able to separate them from everyday life.
However, not all people have the money or the time to do them, which is where business mindfulness comes in.
What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a philosophy for life, consisting of compiling meditation techniques such as yoga, breathing techniques to improve personal performance or even techniques to better manage our emotions, especially in concentration.
Although many people consider that meditation techniques or activities that seek to focus on obtaining full concentration are not compatible with the business or work world, they are wrong. We will tell you why you need to integrate it into your company.
Why Is Mindfulness Important For Companies?
The success of a company is due to the people who make it up, their way of working and, from time to time, their ability to work under pressure. However, this constant pressure can cause tensions in the emotional state of people, which will affect their concentration, their ability to work as a team and the quality of work.
When business mindfulness is integrated into the dynamics and strategies, it will provide each work team member with tools that allow them to perform their tasks efficiently, without psychological wear and without affecting their mood.
So… What Are The Benefits of Business Mindfulness?
Now we know some more specific benefits that mindfulness can offer both to your work team and the performance and results of your company.
Stress Reduction And Management
One of the first results that companies that have incorporated mindfulness have experienced has been the reduction of worker stress. And not only that, since they have had tools that allow them to manage stress more efficiently when they need it.
Stability In Pressure Situations
As we know, the routine and dynamics of several companies fluctuate. Everything depends on the load of business and projects they have. Sometimes, there are seasons in which these come together, causing your work team to carry them out with various delivery dates and therefore under pressure.
There are times when these moments of pressure will directly affect the results that your company delivers because working on a project for two weeks is not the same as working for 5 in the same period, which is why mindfulness helps maintain a focused mind to prevent pressure from affecting company performance.
Improve Internal Communication
Let us remember that we work as a team and that each member is important. To stay in tune and resolve conflicts or even applaud the achievements of the people who collaborate with us, it is necessary to be in constant communication.
Mindfulness, in addition to allowing us to remain calm in the face of various situations, also allows us to identify our feelings and communicate aspects that do not contribute to the dynamics of the company and that can even be harmful.
Mindfulness seeks to clear the mind, which will allow us to have a mind free of distractions, which will mean that when we have to perform a specific task, we can develop it in the best way and focus our attention on it.
In the same way, mindfulness can help you promote creativity since a more open mind will help your work team have better ideas. If your company has to do with various media and generates new creative proposals, make sure that they are flowing more frequently.
Business Mindfulness Strategies
Next, we will talk about some mindfulness strategies that you can start applying from today to give well-being to your work team and, incidentally, improve your productivity.
One of the most common and most used techniques are breathing techniques according to the intervals and rhythm that one chooses, and we can relax, rest, calm the heart rate and the headache.
Okay, before you think this is crazy, there are yoga poses that you can do within your workspace, and if we add the breathing techniques, we can relax the muscles, have a better posture and have a stronger body.
Since the pandemic, diffusers and essential oils have been on the rise; their popularity is because they are discreet. The aromas also help create an environment of relaxation and well-being to feel comfortable.
By combining these three aspects of mindfulness in your company, you will not only create a more stable environment in which your work team feels more comfortable, but your team will also have the tools to be more focused on their day-to-day work.