Meditation used to be something which only pop stars did. How times have changed, and now meditation practice (according to Business Week) has become just another part of life at such companies as Raytheon, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Nortel Networks, Apple, Yahoo!, Google, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey, Sprint Nextel, Nokia and Cargill. Top business schools have also introduced ‘self-mastery classes’ which is just business-speak for learning meditation.
Due to advances in brain-imaging technology, increasingly well-documented scientific research has shown that meditation alters the biochemistry of the brain, reducing stress and affecting the body in ways that can improve health. These results matter at a time when companies (in the US, alone) lose an estimated $200 billion annually in absenteeism, poor performance, chronic lateness, and compensation claims related to stress. So, quite simply – it pays to meditate.
Apart from the valuable health and well-being benefits for individuals, there are specific benefits for businesses who encourage their staff to meditate which can include:
- Reduced costs of staff absenteeism caused by illness, injury, stress and chronic conditions
- Improved cognitive function – including better concentration, memory, learning ability and creativity
- Improved productivity, communication, team-work and enhanced employee job satisfaction
- Reduced staff turnover and associated costs
The point is: Don’t just do something – sit there [and meditate!]
We offer meditation courses which can be combined (or not) with other elements from our portfolio.