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Increasing Productivity in the Workplace by Combating Presenteeism

Shamanic Path and Practice founder, trainer and practitioner, Heather Price reveals how to motivate employees and combat presenteeism in the workplace.


Sydney, Australia – WEBWIRE

Presenteeism can also occur in relationships, within one’s self and with the environment. There is discussion around people being physically present, but little discussion about people not being emotionally or spiritually there. Not only is it detrimental to a person’s growth and connectedness, but it’s also costing the Australia billions of dollars.

Presenteeism in the workplace refers to the physical presence yet mindful absence of a person, whose thoughts are either embedded in the past or floating through the future. A study conducted by the University of Wollongong (Cooper, 1999 & Lack, 2011) defines presenteeism as “being present at work but unable to fully engage with the work environment… involving the use of inappropriate coping strategies to deal with stress and exhaustion caused by unfavourable work environment and fear of job or payment loss.”

According to a research project commissioned by Medibank Private, “the overall cost of presenteeism to the Australian economy in 2009-10 was $34.1 billion. This equates to a decrease in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 2.7 per cent. Private consumption – household spending on all goods and services, which accounts for 76 per cent of total consumption in Australia – decreased by 3.3 per cent ($22.6 billion) due to presenteeism”, and companies feel increasingly at a loss about how to motivate employees.

Shamanic Path and Practice founder, trainer and practitioner Heather Price believes people are becoming more and more difficult to reach because “their minds, bodies and souls are so easily distracted”, so that when they enter the workplace their thoughts are naturally already wandering. “When there’s a lack of presence, there’s an absence in connections and joy, and people begin to wish they were somewhere else,” Heather says. “Presenteeism can also occur in relationships, within one’s self and with the environment. There is discussion around people being physically present, but little discussion about people not being emotionally or spiritually there. Not only is it detrimental to a person’s growth and connectedness, but it’s also costing the Australia billions of dollars.” www.heatherprice.net

Employers are looking for new and creative ways of increasing productivity in the workplace to combat presenteeism. Many world leaders in neuroscience have also taken an interest in the phenomenon, and are researching meditation as a means to assist in the breakthrough in managing anxiety and other mental health challenges, factors that both have an effect on presenteeism in the workplace. www.heatherprice.net

Heather agrees that mindful meditation is the answer to a person reconnecting with their own values, needs and journey. Shamanic philosophy and meditation is based on the principle that everything has an energetic spirit and soul, and there is more than the physical world available to negotiate change and create visions and dreams for the future. By learning to confidently traverse these worlds through proven shamanic techniques, it is possible to change the internal environment, so as to effectively influence how the external landscape is perceived and potentially evolves.
 
Discover new ways of increasing productivity in the workplace by combating presenteeism at www.heatherprice.net or watch her video through this direct link: http://www.shamanicpathandpractice.com/spirited-living-loving--leading.html.
 

About Heather Price

As the Shamanic Path and Practice founder, Heather sees her role as one of inspiring others to wake up, and remember and embrace who they are when they are in alignment with their true-heart nature, to know where they have come from, and to feel confident to walk their path to meet the future. According to Heather, the true heart, guided by the soul’s knowing and truth, is different to the wounded heart that looks to the past and is guided by familiar vibrational energy and negative memories. She describes the shamanic way as an ancient therapeutic practice, with creative technologies that can be used to reach the true heart consciousness, and to explore avenues for healing the wounded heart, restoring one’s true nature.

Clients who choose to walk with Heather for healing, counselling and coaching come from a variety of backgrounds and for many different reasons. Some arrive already well informed of the issues that have held them back in their lives and are ready to work intensively to heal past wounds, let them go and move forward. Others are more tentative as they begin their inner journey and take small steps at a time.


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 Being present at work
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