"Right now in American workplaces, I believe we're experiencing a transition with regard to well-being. An increasing number of employers and employees alike are acknowledging that the current model of success isn't working, and is in fact leading to burnout, stress, decreased productivity, and -- an epidemic with especially personal resonance to me -- sleep-deprivation."
"Our charge is to better understand the new world of work, manage workplace and chronic stress with more consciousness, and finally do the work needed to reveal more meaning and purpose in our jobs. Ultimately, by cultivating resilience, we can trigger our own unique restorative skills, manage work stress, spark the creative impulse and consciously evolve in the workplace -- engaging in meaningful vocation. That means that well-being, wisdom and wonder might just inch their way into a more influential place in business."
Starting a movement to create a new model of success -- one that emphasizes well-being and personal fulfillment, rather than money and power -- was the aim at The Huffington Post's women's conference, "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power," last week in New York.
"Even a quick look at what's happening in the American workplace shows that it's a seriously split-screen world. On the one hand, there's the stressful world of quarterly earnings reports, beating growth expectations, hard-charging CEOs, and focusing on the bottom line -- the world that is the usual focus of CNBC and Squawk Box. On the other hand, there's the world populated by the growing awareness of the costs of stress, not just in the health and well-being of business leaders and employees, but on the bottom line as well."
"...consider the potential mindfulness holds for the workplace. According to Workforce.com, employers are losing billions of dollars a year to the lost productivity caused by multitasking. That's billions. With a "B."