Mindfulness in the Workplace

How to Improve Workplace Communication

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Would you like your organisation to have minimal work-related stress and improved communication in order to have a more engaged, productive and performing workforce?

If so we can help you by training your staff in practical mindfulness tools to manage and reduce stress to improve their health and wellbeing and communicate more effectively within the team.

Why is it important to reduce work-related stress?

In 2013, a report from Safe Work Australia revealed that work related stress is costing Australia businesses over $10 billion dollars through loss of productivity and absenteeism over long period of times.  Statistics have shown that workplace stress has grown steadily since the mid 1990’s.

Workplace stress is the response that people experience when presented with work demands and pressures that challenge their ability to cope or when there is a lack of communication and conflicts in the organisation.  Work related stress can have very negative effects on the health and well-being of staff such as irritability, fatigue, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal disorders.

Another study by Medibank Private has shown that healthy employees are three times more productive than healthy employees and that unhealthy employees take nine times more sick leave than healthy employees.

Therefore, reducing stress, improving team cohesion and communication in the workplace, managing work pressures more effectively and improving working conditions increase work productivity and performance and significantly reduce absenteeism, atrition rates and direct health care costs to the organisation.

How does mindfulness training reduce stress?

Research has shown that mindfulness training and regular mindfulness practice is highly beneficial to businesses and their employees by enabling staff to manage stress more effectively thereby reducing workplace stress, improving workplace communication and staff’s overall well-being.

Benefits of mindfulness training in the workplace have included:

  • improved ability to communicate clearly and respond more appropriately to stressful situations
  • improved ability to handle workplace conflict
  • improved standard of customer service
  • improved focus, clearer communication and improved decisions making
  • improved team work
  • reduced stress
  • reduced absenteeism
  • improved productivity
  • enhanced creativity and ability to think `outside the box’
  • increased energy and enthusiasm for life

We work with CEOs, managers and employees particularly in Government Departments, educational , community and health care services and the corporate sector.  Our training program content is tailored to address the particular stress and pressures that staff encounter in the organisation.

What we Offer

Starting in August 2018, we offer a series of one hour lunch time workshops to staff in organisations on the following topics:

  • How to Manage Work Related stress
  • How to Communicate Efficiently in the Workplace
  • Strategies for Work-Life Balance
  • How to Manage Public Speaking Anxiety
  • How to Manage your Time at Work more Effectively
  • How to be More Focused at Work

We also offer full-day training workshops:

  • `How to Become Resilient to Stress’
  • `How Can Mindful Communication Improve Relationships in the Workplace’,

and an eight week weekly mindfulness program: Mindfulness to Reduce Stress at Work, either face to face or online.

We can also deliver weekly lunch time mindfulness meditation sessions for staff.

To discuss further any of these options please call 0405067030.