Amazon is installing phonebooth-sized boxes for exhausted employees to meditate, receive positive affirmations, and listen to calming sounds
Amazonreleased images of its 'AmaZen' booths - kiosks for workers to reflect on their mental health.
- The tiny booth offers warehouse employees guided
meditationvideos and calming sounds.
- Amazon announced a $300 million employee wellness program earlier this month.
Amazon released images this week of its new "AmaZen" booths, tiny cubicles designed for its warehouse employees to "focus on their mental and emotional wellbeing."
The "interactive kiosk" would allow workers to take time out of their shifts to watch short videos, featuring positive affirmations, calming sounds, and guided meditations, Amazon said in a press release.
"Self care is important," Amazon employee Kate Miller said in the press release. "AmaZen gives me an opportunity to take time for myself to just pause and regroup which helps me be better at work."
Amazon originally released a video on Twitter showcasing the new booths on Wednesday, but later deleted the tweet.
Recordings of the video are still available to find on YouTube and Twitter, where users have mocked the AmaZen concept. One user called the booths "dystopian," and others said the
The online retail giant launched $300 million "WorkingWell" program last week, which is intended to help workers "recharge and reenergize, and ultimately reduce the risk of injury," the company said in a May 17 press release. The company said the program is designed to help Amazon achieve its mission of being "the Earth's safest place to work."
Amazon has for many years faced criticism over
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