Benefits of Meditation in the Workplace

Meditation a 'kind of mental training' proven to increase happiness and productivity in the workplace.

Meditation a 'kind of mental training' proven to increase happiness and productivity in the workplace.

Dr. Richard Davidson is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin and has used MRI machines to study the brain activity of Tibetan monks.

As Fortune's Oliver Ryan reports, "The brain functioning of serious meditators is 'profoundly different' from that of non-meditators -- in ways that suggest an elevated capacity to concentrate and to manage emotions. [Davidson] calls meditation a 'kind of mental training.'"

Meditation for the Workforce

Happiness and productivity are not only related, they're practically indistinguishable. According to the iOpener Institute, in a company with 1,000 employees, increasing happiness in the workplace:

  • Reduces the cost of employee turnover by 46 percent
  • Reduces the cost of sick leave by 19 percent
  • Increases performance and productivity by 12 percent
  • Happier employees, compared with their less happy colleagues, spend 40 percent more time focused on tasks and feel energized 65 percent more of the time
  • Happier employees also take six fewer sick days a year, and remain in their jobs twice as long.

Could your workplace benefit from increased happiness and productivity? Learn how Bliss Works can help transform your company through the practice of yoga and meditation.