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Crochet is an excellent tool for employee wellbeing – feel the benefits of a mindful activity.

 

As we are experiencing the ‘Great Resignation’, employee wellbeing is being more widely focused on. Bring mindfulness to your workplace and encourage your employees to live more balanced lives at work and home. Every one of us is bombarded by daily stressors from both family and the workplace. In today’s fast paced world it is nearly impossible to eat fresh food, manage family life tasks, and maintain a calm, collected and productive head in the workplace. This is where mindfulness practices come in. Employers and employees are both seeing dramatic results when these wellness tools are utilised.

When a business integrates a health and wellness programme into their workplace not only do the employees receive the many benefits of wellness, but they also feel valued through knowing their health and self-care are important to the company; therefore creating better focus and productivity. It promotes reciprocity!

Benefits of corporate mindfulness

Companies can see: 

  • Heightened employee productivity
  • Increased employee morale & loyalty
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Positive company culture
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • A competitive edge in hiring
  • Increased efficiency, productivity & creativity 

Employees can see: 

  • Reduced stress from modern-day business challenges
  • Increased energy levels
  • Greater happiness and a more positive attitude
  • Increased concentration & focus under pressure
  • Improved morale
  • Decreased anxiety and tension 

Financial benefits of wellness

When we are mentally healthy, we are better able to face challenges and give our best to whatever endeavor we undertake. Mindfulness classes on site offer a low cost and innovative solution for companies wanting to relieve workplace stress and promote employee wellbeing. 

 

The performance of a corporation depends on the performance of its key assets, your employees. Studies show that healthy employees are more productive and more cost effective. 

 

Anglian Water found that for every £1 spent on wellbeing, they they £8 of benefit back.

 

An Economic Evidence Report from 2016 by ERS Research and Consultancy found in a review of UK cases study examples of employer wellness programmes found that:

 

  • Reduced sickness absence was evident in 82% of programmes, making a positive
    contribute economically via reduced overtime payments, temporary recruitment and
    permanent staff payroll;

 

  • Reduced staff turnover was evident in 33% of programmes, making a positive
    contribution economically via reduced recruitment costs;

 

  • Increased company profile was reported by 15% of programmes, contributing economically via reduced recruitment costs;

Reasons to choose a crochet workshop

Crochet hook and yarn doing treble crochet stitch Beginner crochet lessons
Crochet project resting on a table Beginner crochet lessons
Two hands crocheting chain stitch Beginner crochet lessons

You learn a new skill!

Most people will be new to learning to crochet so it levels the playing field as everyone starts from scratch. Everyone learns something they can continue to do at home. 

 

Support different personality traits

When you have a diverse group of people, there are bound to be some people who are introverted or a little anxious socially. A crochet workshop allows people to take part in a quieter activity.

 

De-stress

It’s great for employees who have had a busy week at work and want to have a digital detox. In today’s high tech world, a crochet workshop is a great way for employees to take part in a mindful, creative activity and unwind.

 

Creativity is great for your health

This article in Forbes further explores the ways in which creativity actually improves your health.

 

Get to know Martha Kilner

Martha Kilner is a crochet coach with a background in primary school teaching which means she is a patient, calm and methodical teacher. She has been teaching crochet since 2015 to groups in-person and online.

 

She runs corporate crochet classes and can be booked for weekly corporate sessions which foster a sense of community at work. Additionally she has online courses and crochet kits.

Martha has a degree in Psychology and values the benefit of mindful activities to ease symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

 

You can read about three ways crochet is excellent for you here.

 
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