In the 2014 session of the World Economic Forum in Davos the topic of work related stress and the decrease in work productivity became a major topic for the first time in the events’ illustrious history.
Mental health-related illnesses may cost $16 trillion in lost output over the next 20 years, according to figures from Harvard University and the WEF.
“People are becoming aware of the huge economic impact” of illness, said Norbert Hueltenschmidt, a partner at consultancy Bain & Co. who was involved in seven Davos sessions on physical and mental health. “Healthy living is at the top of this year’s agenda and you see it throughout the program — there’s never been a year like this one.”
For businesses, “there is accumulating evidence about how one’s psychological well-being affects one’s productivity,” said Laura Tyson, a forum participant who headed the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration.
Many employers, of all sizes and industries, are taking a pro-active approach to employee wellness by investing in workplace programs. Employers, just like you, have had success in keeping their employees motivated, productive, happy and healthy by introducing programs such as yoga and meditation classes. More than a quarter of major US employers have launched “stress reduction” initiatives and that number is growing steadily. This miracle “medication” is yoga and meditation. The practice of yoga and meditation is beginning to infiltrate corporate America for the purpose of improving the functionality of its employees’ morale and motivation. In addition, current studies are revealing that these practices benefit the corporate bottom line.
The World Health Organization study reports that stress related mental disorders are one of the biggest culprits in today’s globalization. Depression is the second-most disabling illness for the corporate sector after cardio-vascular diseases.
Additionally, recently published research findings show that U.S employers spend 200 – 300% more for the indirect costs of health care — in the form of absenteeism, sick days, and lower productivity — than they do on actual health care payments. Their main recommendation to employers is to “mount an aggressive approach to wellness, prevention, screening and active management of chronic conditions.”
Many industry leaders and corporate professionals successfully use yoga and meditation for relaxation; it is an essential and effective tool for stress management in the workplace.
RaiseYourKundalini corporate programs are customized for your organization. It is proven to provide quick results that positively affect both employees and the employers in today’s fast paced environment. It offers the only yoga and meditation program that focuses exclusively on providing stress management reduction courses in the corporate environment in Las Vegas. The program typically consists of a series of tailored classes held one or more times weekly. Corporate classes are delivered on-site at your location.
Our stress management program is based on Kundalini Yoga and Meditation teachings, a widely recognized practice used in medicine, education, professional sports, entertainment and business.
Healthy employees are more productive and cost effective. The well-being of employees is one of the cornerstones of being a responsible employer. A workplace can evolve into a place of clarity and purposeful intention when its employees are skilled in focus and concentration, as learned in a Yoga and Meditation practice.
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