Stress is costing companies and the economy a lot of money. In Australia alone Workplace Stress is costing the Australian economy AU 14.81 billion per year. (Source: Safe Work Australia 2013) Stress related absenteeism and presenteeism are directly costing Australian employers AU 10.11 billion per year. 3.2 days per worker are lost each year through workplace stress. (Source: Medibank Private 2008)
According to the Medibank study employees that are happy and healthy are three times more productive than unhealthy employees while unhealthy employees take nine times more sick leave than healthy employees.
In the United Kingdom stress affects one in five of the working population and is the single biggest cause of sickness with more than 105 million days lost each year and a cost to business of £1.24 billion (AU$2.33 billion) annually. ( UK Health & Safety Executive)
Stress is blamed for 80% of all disease and illness, and 60% to 90% of all medical office visits in the US.
The average total cost of a mental stress claim is AU$140,000. Source: Aust. Govt. Compendium of OHS and Workers’ Compensation Statistics, 2009.
Workplace-related stress manifests itself in a wide array of commercial outcomes. Absenteeism and presenteeism as mentioned above, but it also has a major role in low levels of employee engagement and job satisfaction, poor retention rates, high recruitment costs, sub-optimal performance across individuals and teams, and a range of often-severe social and behavioral problems.
Clearly minimising and managing stress is the key to corporate wellness and success in today’s competitive business world.
Mind Body Energy provides Corporate Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction training.
Our corporate mindfulness training courses allow you to learn powerful new skills to optimise performance, develop resilient teams and make a positive impact on your bottom line.
In summary, our Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programmes will:
- Enhance performance and productivity
- Reduce Stress and Burnout
- Reduce organisational costs
- Reenergise your corporate culture
- Increase attention and innovation
- Educate employees on how to be mindful in this “digital age”
- Decrease staff absenteeism and sick leave
- Attract and retain quality staff
- Enhance the reputation for your organization
- Increase job satisfaction and morale