Meditation is a process of relaxing both body and mind simultaneously. A brain that shuts down the task of thinking about the materialistic or worldly things will focus only on breathing or respiration. Meditation helps the mind to relax, as it will not be working or solving any problem. The mind is calm during meditation, which can help in the relaxing of muscles, reducing stress and developing positivity.
It can be said that meditation gives a good break to your brain and body from the daily routine and helps to seek for yourself the re-gaining of positive energy and get ready for your activities. As the benefits of meditation are numerous, the number of people is vast who have no habit of meditating every day.
Meditation helps a human in every aspect of life. This process helps in the improvement of mental capabilities and physical strength, there is a huge difference in the productivity between people who meditate every day and people who don’t meditate often. If the management of any office is concentrating on the development of the productivity of their employees, then they have to consider implementing meditation for their employees.
To give a clearer picture of how meditation can help employees in the work place, we will illustrate some of the benefits of meditation and how they affect modern office productivity.
Helps employees to keep calm
In a calm environment, employees are relaxed and are always happy to work. Calmness keeps the mind stress free and helps in the refreshment of employees mind. It keeps the employees ready for the task. Stress is something that cannot be eradicated completely from work but definitely can be reduced.
Meditation helps in relaxing the stressed mind. It reduces the strain on the brain and body. It completely stops the thinking of brain for a while. This helps in calming the brain and relaxing the muscles as well. A brain needs rest and that rest is given by mediation process.
Impacts on decision making
In a company, there exists three levels of positions. These are employees, managers and directors levels. The similarity is that all the levels have to make decisions and have to perform their duties, according to their positions.
The decision each one makes is very important for the growth of the company. So, it is essential to make the right decision at the right time. To make right decisions, a focused and clear mind is required. When the mind is stressed, it is difficult to have a clear mind.
Meditation helps in having a clear mind. When the mind rests for a while, it re-energizes and in turn works better, bringing clarity to the mind. With a clear mind, correct decisions can be made.
Reduces health issues
Health issues are one of the reasons for reducing the productivity of the employees. Even if the employee is given the work he/she loves to do, they will not be able to give their best if they have health problems.
Meditation helps in solving health issues. It brings control over brain and body. From the minor health problems like diabetes, obesity and high or low blood pressure to the major health issues like addiction to alcohol or smoking; these can be treated by meditation.
For example, meditation helps in proper blood circulations and self-control. This helps employees with high or low blood pressure.
Improves concentration and creativity
In this competitive world, it is very important to be unique. To be unique new things have to be innovated and we have to find accurate and efficient ways to obtain an acceptable product. Companies have to help employees be innovative and creative.
For employees to be innovative and reach client’s requirements, they need to be focused. Meditation helps them to be focused. It helps in the improvement of concentration. It is reported by the University of Washington that “mindful” employees were able to concentrate on a task for a longer time without any distractions.
Meditation literally costs nothing. All it needs is some time and effort to keep the place peaceful to help employees meditate.
How to make time for meditation?
Making employees stay in office for extra hours is a difficult task. After working hours most of the employees will be restless and tired. They will be wanting to go home. Therefore, starting their work hours a few minutes early is a better option. Explain to them how meditation sessions can help them and the company. In the beginning, make employees arrival time a few minutes early. Later gradually that extension time can be extended. In fact, meditating early morning, before starting the day has more effects on the day’s work.
How to keep the peaceful environment in office?
Most of the office are located in commercial areas and might have a lot of disturbance. There can be noise pollution, air pollution, and more. On top of that, there are depressing elements inside the office rooms. The usual neutral colors used for offices cause depression, low-energy, and negativity among employees. Therefore, consider an office makeover to reduce disturbances for employees.
Decorating the office with lively things like synthetic gardens, green walls and artificial landscaping can make the office look professional as well as help employees keep calm. It requires only initial investments, just to buy them. As they are synthetic and are mostly made of plastic material, they require the least maintenance. That is the reason why they are called cost effective. They are easy to use. They can be placed wherever you want and can be created in different sizes and shapes, according to the official requirements. It helps the office look elegant and professional. Good exterior and interiors will impress clients.
Above are a few illustrations of meditation and its place in the modern office. There might be some problems in implementing meditation as part of employees’ routine in office. Initially, it might seem difficult and boring too but gradually, it will yield great results.