Meditation and mindfulness is more and more sought after in the work environment. It has been found to improve productivity and efficiency, decrease health costs, as well as, enhance the bottom line. Forward thinking leaders realize that one of the most effective business strategies is implementing mindfulness in the workplace. Apple, Target, Ford, Prentice Hall Publishing, General Mills, Adobe, Goldman Sachs, Google, Nike, Intel, HBO, Yahoo -- all of these companies have implemented meditation/mindfulness programs for their employees.
Increased demands, information overload, difficult coworkers, addiction to technology, multitasking, and the list goes on. Pushing and pushing on a daily basis can only lead to stress and burnout, which then leads to a decrease in productivity and inhibits the ability to work effectively.
Mindfulness at work is about how efficient and productive you are in whatever you do. For example, how you start a meeting, how present are you for the meeting, and how do you participate in the meeting. Busyness and stress are always going to be around. It's all about how you manage and deal with that stress. The choice is yours. How do you choose to thrive at work? Be more productive, less stressed, make better decisions, and feel greater fulfillment at work.