An increasing number of organizations—including many household names like Google, Apple, General Mills, and Aetna—have incorporated mindfulness into their organization to enhance employee well-being and performance.
The conditions of the modern workplace—such as high levels of distraction and long hours—make mindfulness particularly appealing. Today’s workplaces are often challenging and competitive environments that can lead to high levels of stress, burnout and lost productivity.
More than 10,000 employees who participated in a Duke University study through Aetna’s Mindfulness and Wellness Initiative reported a
- 28% reduction in self-reported stress levels
- 20% improvement in sleep quality
- 19% reduction in pain.
Participants also averaged an additional 62 minutes per week in added productivity.