Companies are losing billions each year due to employee stress and absenteeism. Recognizing this, business leaders are looking for ways to balance the need to succeed with the importance of employee mental well-being. Company meeting rooms are giving way to meditation sessions and yoga classes.
Offering employees a time to clear the calendar in order to clear the mind suggests that the new metric of success for business life really starts with our thinking.
Meditation and prayer have both been shown in numerous scientific studies to be important components to living longer and staying healthy. It only makes sense that they would also contribute to a healthier work force.
Some people have long integrated prayer or some form of mindfulness in their work life; for some, it is a new venture. But this mental exercise is about focus and discipline, traits that are very relevant to successful business performance.
Why? My experience with prayer tells me that it helps us acknowledge an infinite spiritual source to draw upon rather that a limited personal sense of wisdom in making business decisions.Continue Reading