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10 Ways meditation can improve your business

Learn how meditating and meditation can help you and your team to be more focused and productive at work
Editorial team

/ Last updated on 26th October 2017

A man sitting down wearing sunglasses and meditating on top of a building with the city in the background

There has been an increase in the number of people who practise meditation in the business world. This can be attributed to the increase in the number of people who are aware of the benefits it has. It is also due to the intercultural mingling between various countries.

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The advantages of meditation are visible over a period of time rather than being immediately evident in the short-term. Here is a list of the benefits of sitting quietly and focusing your mind.

Less absenteeism

Exposure to long-term stress can risk the health of the managers and employees. Also, injuries can be a direct result of the pressure at a job. Meditation helps reduce the probability of injuries at the work site. It also diminishes the risk of sicknesses affecting employees and supervisors.

Lessen the stress

The most popular benefit of meditation is that it helps trim down stress. Everyday business interactions induce anxiety & can be burdensome. When we meditate, the effects start to show in our interactions with various people in the workplace. This helps reduce the chaos and anger which are a result of disagreement.

Maximise performance

Anything that is practised behind office doors can have a direct impact on the company performance and the revenue it generates. Hence, when Google invested in meditation to be incorporated into its culture, they had some benefit in mind. Meditation helps maximise employee performance.

Augment creativity

When employees are relaxed and free of anxiety, they look at things in a different light and come up with better ways of approaching a task. In stress, an employee may be over-looking a connection between two variables that may be vital to solving the problem. By sitting alone and thinking in a quiet environment, your employees may come up with something that takes your company to new heights.

Enhanced emotional intelligence

By persuading your employees to meditate, you can ensure better use of emotional intelligence around the office. In anger or anxiety, an employee may utter something they may regret later. By using meditation to ward off the added pressure, the workers can enhance emotional intelligence around their peers.

Intensify focus and concentration

Various meditation exercises allow a person to focus on an object for long periods of time. Due to this, each member of staff becomes better at focusing and concentrating on his work and office meetings. A direct result of this is a rise in productivity.

Better decision-making power

With the added concentration and ability to shut out distractions, every employee makes better decisions, which enhances company performance. Steve Jobs used to meditate, and it helped him make a lasting impact to which the world was a witness.

Decline in emotional detachment

When your employees walk into meetings with lesser emotional detachment with the goal, it results in lesser stress for everyone. The added stress forces us to say or do things we later wish we didn’t.

It sharpens intuition

Practising meditation helps sharpen the innate capabilities of intuition every person holds. When a step they are about to take doesn’t feel right, they think twice before acting on it. Paying heed to the inner voice can help a lot, and meditation helps make your intuition better.

Better decisions that help everyone

Meditation enhances the compassion we hold within ourselves. Imagine that compassion getting deeply rooted into your firm’s culture. With greater compassion, each individual thinks of the ramifications of their deeds and hence makes better decisions.

Related: How to get your work/ life balance right

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