1. “According to the World Health Organization, the cost of stress to American businesses is as high as $300 billion.” Read More
  2. “… information and distraction overload is wreaking havoc with both employees’ and managers’ mental and physical health, as well as with productivity. As Jonathan Spira notes in Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous to Your Organization, this problem has been estimated to cost the U.S. economy $900 billion per year in ‘lowered employee productivity and reduced innovation.’” Read More
  3. “Most workers hate their jobs or have ‘checked out,’ Gallup says.” “Seven out of 10 workers have ‘checked out’ at work or are ‘actively disengaged,’ according to a recent Gallup survey.” “Gallup estimates that workers who are actively disengaged [those who hate their jobs] cost the U.S. as much as $550 billion in economic activity yearly.” Read More
  4. “The way we’re working isn’t working.” “Demand for our time is increasingly exceeding our capacity.” “…the way people feel at work profoundly influences how they perform.” “…employers are recognizing that the relentless stress of increased demand — caused in large part by digital technology — simply must be addressed.” Read More
  5. “…all across the country, more and more businesses are realizing that the long-term health of their bottom line is directly tied to the long-term health of their employees. Right now, about a quarter of U.S. corporations offer some sort of stress-reduction program. And those that do are starting to be recognized for their efforts, especially by employees.” Read More
  6. “Typically companies spend about 25–30 percent of their annual medical costs on employees who are at high health risk including the risk of heart disease and stroke. When worksite wellness programs are in place, companies can save anywhere from $3 to $15 in health care costs for every $1 invested in employee health and wellnessRead More
  7. “Companies are investing in the notion that limiting stress will translate into fewer employee absences, lower health care costs and higher morale, encouraging workers to stick around.” “Stress is an expensive threat to the balance sheet. Mindfulness is an antidote to stress.” Read More
  8. “As researchers have found, meditation can help you tap into your brain’s deepest potential to focus, learn, and adapt. While scientists used to believe that beyond a certain age, the brain couldn’t change or grow, we now know that brain has a quality known as plasticity, enabling it to grow new neurons and transform throughout our lives.” Read More
  9. “…research in 2009 on the Mindful Leadership at Work course (mindfulness meditation, yoga, and dialogue) revealed the following:
    • 83 percent of participants said they often “take time each day to optimize my personal productivity” (up from 23 percent before taking course)
    • 82 percent said they “make time on most days to eliminate some tasks/meetings with limited productivity value” (up from 32 percent before the course)

    Research on those participating in the Cultivating Leadership Presence through Mindfulness program found that:

    • 80 percent reported a positive change in their ability to make better decisions with more clarity, and
    • 89 percent reported enhanced listening capabilities, to both others and themselves.”

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