MEDITATION

I have written extensively about business organisational trends and strategy in business. I am mainly addressing problems and preoccupations of managers and the changes that have been brought on in the 21st century. My vision: treating each business as a living breathing atoms entity, with it's own personality and limitations, as well as with strength and wisdom...  just like the people that make it come alive! 

This vision is fundamental to my approach of of helping businesses: A business is to be run by the people, for the people. This "people first" approach is the key to sound and sustainable business practices everywhere. 

People first means dealing with people issues in the workplace:

  • individual social issues 
  • health
  • finance
  • personal growth
  • meaning

These are what we should aim to nurture in a professional environment. These are key in our relationship with our work environment and how we derive satisfaction from it. In our professional environment as managers, and in the professional environments of those we provide for.

We already organise food, vaccines, minimum wages, communication, and transport and we have come a long way since the stone age. But with increasing technology and worldwide markets we need something more. We need something new.

So let's try Meditation.

One human activity which is yet to be organised in corporate professional structure is meditation. We should think about providing equate space and time for all employees so that they might meditate.

Meditation is a forgotten ressource in the corporate world. 

Robert Piper  shows us the link between meditation and performance in his recent book:  Meditation Muscle: America's New Workout for the Mind to Increase Happiness, Build Resiliency, and Excel Under Pressure.

Robert Piper shows us the link between meditation and performance in his recent book: Meditation Muscle: America's New Workout for the Mind to Increase Happiness, Build Resiliency, and Excel Under Pressure.

Meditation is a 15 minute break that allows all to be centred, grounded and attentive to what they do. Meditation is not linked to any religious organisation though many religious leaders do practice some form of meditation during spiritual retreats.

However it is interesting to note that:

  • World class athletes
  • Major CEO
  • Top actors and celebrities

All meditate

Though many health sites, blogs and videos rave on about the positive aspects of meditation, they are being shrugged off as "rich people" solutions to "rich people" problems, and therefore will not help the resolution of much greater social problems such as famine, disease, employment or what-have-you as can be seen discussed in this video.

Meditation cannot bring world peace tomorrow, but does increase human happiness and performance. That is reason enough to try it for yourself. And if it works for you, then spread the word... and try it in YOUR corporation!