We here at The Daily Meditation are experts in delivering workplace meditation programs. And our unique approach to corporate meditation could very well be the solution to one of society’s biggest problems: Stress at work.
It’s a well-known fact that stress is one of the top five killers, and workplace stress is the most common form of stress. Thankfully, there is a solution: workplace meditation programs.
A corporate meditation program can reduce stress at work while simultaneously improving productivity. No wonder companies like Apple, Procter & Gamble, and Google have all launched mindfulness programs for their employees.
Sadly, for many companies, it can be a challenge to incorporate a program. Time and budget constraints can make it seem impossible. But don’t threat, because I’m about to show you how you too can launch a mindfulness program at your own workplace.
How To Implement A Workplace Meditation Program – 5 Steps
1) Start with the motivation
There’s a very good chance that you yourself are not the sole individual who could greenlight a program for your company. You will probably have to get other people onboard first. And some of those people will not be as enthusiastic about meditation as you are. That means that you have to convince them.
To convince others about a program, you need to focus on things the whole company cares about.
Write a list of your company’s priorities. For instance, reducing stress, reducing employee turnover, reducing sick days, and increasing productivity.
Now, consider how a program would help with all those things. Present that information to the decision-makers. (You might find this list of the benefits of meditation helpful).
2) Make key decisions
At some point, you will need to make key decisions about the program. Some questions to ask are:
- Who will be ultimately responsible for the program?
- How much of the budget will you allocate to the program?
- How much time per week / month can you dedicate to the program? Bear in mind that employees will need to temporarily pause their work in order to attend the meditation sessions.
- How frequently will sessions take place?
- Where will the sessions take place?
- For large organisations, how many employees can be in a session at the same time?
3) Book your session
Now it’s time to contact your meditation teacher (me) and book your session.
4) Setting up the session
Depending on the size of the group, setting up the meditation session could take some time.
Once you have decided on a day and time for your session, and booked the session with the facilitator, it’s time to send out notifications to all participants.
You’ll want to give participants plenty of time to prepare. So, notify them at least a few days in advance. Then, on the day of the session, send out a reminder one hour before the session.
Naturally, if this is an online program, you will need a computer, webcam, and internet connection. Most of the companies I work with place one single large screen at the head of a conference table so all attendees are viewing the same screen.
5) What are the goals and measurables of the workplace meditation program?
Naturally, as a unique business, you might have unique goals. And if that is the case, we will create a custom program that is perfect for your needs.
The majority of the time, the following are our core goals:
- Improve the mental health of employees, including by reducing stress and anxiety.
- Provide employees with the tools they need to stay calm and focused at work.
- Teach employees to quieten their minds and develop concentration, leading to increased productivity
- Improve workplace communication and reduce conflicts
- Boost staff morale and reduce turnover rates
6) Getting feedback and measuring ROI
The decision-makers at your company will want to see a return on investment for your program. And in truth, it can be a challenge to measure the ROI of a mental health program.
In the short term, you will want to use questionnaires to assess the wellness of the team before and after the meditation sessions. In the long run, you can also measure changes in sick days and turnover rates.
When you participate in a program with THE DAILY MEDITATION, we provide you with free questionnaires to help you measure the results of the program.
And that’s it!
You see, a mindfulness program is an easy and affordable way to reduce staff stress, increase productivity, and get the best results for both the company and its employees.
7) Editing and improving
We here at THE DAILY MEDITATION have engineered a specific way to measure the efficacy of the program and, where necessary, to edit the program to enhance the results.
We will work with your HR department to monitor your team so that we can guarantee meaningful results from the program. We offer custom surveys and feedback tools so that you can get insight from the people who matter the most: your employees.
Sounds great. How do we start?
The best way to start is to get in touch with us either via our contact page (refer to the footer) or request a quote on our corporate meditation classes page.
Together, we can schedule a one-hour Intro To Meditation session.
In the Intro To Meditation session, you and your team will learn the fundamentals of mindfulness and meditation. You will also experience 2 types of meditation: mindful breathing and Body Scan. Here, you will get to experience the wonderous benefits and you will realise how advantageous it can be for your company and employees.
And after that?
After your first corporate meditation class, we recommend that you survey your team and ask how they found the session. Specifically, ask whether they feel better equipped to handle the stresses and challenges at work.
We find that the vast majority of employees feel better equipped after the meditation session. And their answers will give you the confidence you need to commit to the full program.
Once you are happy to go ahead with your corporate meditation program, we will schedule a time to chat so that we can customise the perfect corporate meditation program for your company.
Ready to get started? Contact us today.
Paul Harrison is a passionate meditation teacher who believes in genuine, authentic meditation. He has more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in beautiful Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University.
“My goal is to provide the most authentic meditation sessions so you can harness the power of your own mind for personal transformation” – Paul Harrison