<br>Is meditation good for business?Corporations, such as Apple, Google, Nike, Time Warner, Yahoo!, Procter & Gamble and HBO, are reportedly encouraging their workers to meditate. The obvious question has to be"why?" Where in the Venn diagram do corporate business practices intersect with meditation?Let's look at two factors--the negatives and the positives.The NegativesOver the previous four decades I have been collecting data about anxiety and how it relates to the American job market.
What I have found is magnificent. Stress allegedly costs the U.S. economy around 300 billion a year due to accidents, absenteeism, employee turnover, diminished productivity, direct medical, legal, and insurance costs and workers' compensation awards as well as tort and FELA judgments. That is not a minor number.In addition, a Gallup Poll showed that four out of five employees in this country feel stressed at work and nearly half say they want help in learning how to deal with anxiety.
A quarter of employees have felt like crying or crying because of anxiety and about ten percent are concerned about an individual at work that they feel could become violent. Every one of these amounts should ring loudly warning bells.While meditation might not completely eradicate stress, studies show encouraging signs that affirm what meditation practitioners have known for ages. In one of the most exhaustive studies this far, researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore sifted through almost 19,000 meditation research and found 47 trials that met their standards for well-designed research studies.
Their findings, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that meditation can help ease psychological stresses like stress, depression, and pain.The PositivesRecent research also have proven that meditation may increase focus and creativity, which might be why the aforementioned companies--who rely on a measure of creativity and advancement --are encouraging their employees to meditate.With all the available data, the following question has to be raised. "Why don't all corporations and companies motivate their employees to meditate?" The answer may not be as simple as one might imagine.
"Corporations Don't Care"The simplest answer is that corporations don't care. That's true. They use affectionate people, a lot of whom would like to incorporate anxiety reduction policies--many already have. However, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmwDIdRZlBI">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmwDIdRZlBI</a> as everybody knows, in order to get a company wide policy to change you also have to persuade the chief financial officer. Money talks, right? Fortunately CFO's can be persuaded using a very simple search (meditation study, cost of anxiety ) combined with a fundamental mathematical formula which takes into account a number of the matters mentioned in this article.I would not be surprised if greater corporations followed in the footsteps of those previously mentioned and started encouraging their employees to meditate--they could even decide to offer you some training.A quote comes to mind that I first heard from Brian Tracy:"The question is not if you train your employees and they depart --the question is, what if you do not train them and they stay?" Gudjon Bergmann, Copyright 2014newsletter sign upquick linksGet that the bookEasy to read and simple to follow.
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