It will be a few months before I can fully answer this question, however, in preparation for a class that I am hoping to take this fall called “Mindful Leadership” which will be taught at the University of Nevada, Reno as part of their MBA program, I began to research how meditation can improve productivity. Here is what I have found so far.
Meditation can help us by:
- Improving Focus
- Improving Memory
- Reducing Stress
- Increasing Creativity
- Increasing Motivation
With all these benefits to meditation, imagine what this can do for your productivity and those of your team not only at the office, but also away from the office! Increasing your productivity usually depends on your ability to let ideas to flow easily and quickly through your mind. Meditation can help us to do this. Just think about a work environment where the stress levels are lower, people can focus at a higher level, as well as the other benefits that come along with meditation, and how this would increase moral and the general outlook of its employees when it comes to getting work done. I think this really could be a huge life changing event not only for individuals but also for whole organizations that embrace and encourage this technique.
“Many doctors have studied the statistics on people who meditate and now prescribe meditation for their patients. These patients have reported more energy, higher productivity and more patience. Business owners have reported that among employees, who meditate, absenteeism is lower, production is higher, and the quality of their work is better thus proving the statistics on people who meditate are right.” ~ http://www.project-meditation.org
I am looking forward to this new class in the fall! When I learn more about meditation and how it can increase efficiency in all our lives, I will pass it along!
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for future topics, please send me a comment below! 🙂