Meditation: Proven results for companies
It’s no secret that some global companies are leading the trend with meditation in the workplace which has showed the increase in the workplaces productivity.
Steve Jobs was a pioneer by introducing meditation to Apple many years ago. As a daily meditator himself and the relationship he had with the practice along with the benefits it gave to him. He introduced this to his workers by giving them a 30 minute break for daily meditation and classes to learn the art of meditation.
Google introduced their meditation practice called Search Inside Yourself since 2007 to their employees, which transformed the way that the company worked. Along with their mindful lunches and walking meditations Google is training their employees to be more mindful have higher productivity which makes them higher revenue.
Some other companies leading the trend are Nike, HBO and Intel to name a few, with more companies on the Forbes 500 list which are introducing workplace meditation every single year.
Some well known high profile individuals are regular advocates of meditation. To name a few such as Oprah, Jerry Seinfeld, Jennifer Aniston, Clint Eastwood and Arianna Huffington.
As quoted by Arianna Huffington,
“Although I’ve known its benefits since my teens, finding time for meditation was always a challenge because I was under the impression that I had to ‘do’ meditation. And I didn’t have time for another burdensome thing to ‘do.’ Fortunately, a friend pointed out one day that we don’t ‘do’ meditation; meditation ‘does’ us. That opened the door for me. The only thing to ‘do’ in meditation is nothing.”