Category Archives: Mindfulness In the Workplace

Using mindfulness in the workplace is highly beneficial to both businesses and their employees. Mindfulness can help businesses provide a higher standard of Customer Service by equipping their staff with the skills to respond more appropriately to their daily challenges. Mindfulness can help employees respond more appropriately to managers and colleagues that they have previously found difficult. A few minutes of mindfulness at the start of a meeting usually leads to improved focus, clearer communication and improved decision making. Teams who practice mindfulness, even for a few minutes a day report improved team working and team relations.

The most widely documented use of mindfulness in the workplace is by Leaders and Executives. Modern business leaders are now asked to perform and thrive in a global environment that moves and changes at lightning speed. To become more adaptable and flexible in this environment, leaders need to move beyond familiar or habitual ways of seeing the world and open up to new ways of listening, leading, responding, and innovating.

How Meditation Can Improve a Leader’s Performance

“A study at American University and published in a special issue of Cognitve Processing,  dedicated to meditation and consciousness in February, 2010, concluded that meditation, carried out effectively, produced a unique state of ‘restful alertness,’ as seen in the markedly higher alpha power in the frontal cortex and lower beta...
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Meditation, “Radical Transparency” and the New Capitalism

Ray Dalio, is an adherent of “radical transparency,” a management theory that calls for total honesty and accountability. He’s also a longtime practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and has built its precepts on self-actualization into Bridgewater’s office culture. (He’s even brought in David Lynch, the film director and unofficial TM spokesman,...
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The Surprising Success Secret This Hedge Fund Founder Swears By

“‘Meditation more than any other factor has been the secret to whatever success I’ve had,’ Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, told financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin at a David Lynch Foundation event on Tuesday evening.” Dalio said that Transcendental Meditation — a technique that...
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The Mindfulness Business

In his 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism. Now it sometimes seems as if it is the Buddhist ethic that is keeping capitalism going. The Protestants stressed rational calculation and self-restraint. The Buddhists stress the importance...
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