Why Meditation is the Key to Business Success

Posted: Jun 19 2019

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Switching off at the end of the working day has never been more of a challenge. We are constantly being bombarded with urgent requests and so-called breaking news, swimming against a neverending flood of emails constantly arriving in our inbox..

When it comes to the corporate events sector, the omnipresence of mobile communication has meant that nowadays, delegates often multitask, keeping an eye on their phone while simultaneously navigating the conference schedule.

Avoiding Burn Out

This is causing a record number of people to experience 'burn out' and prompting organisations to explore different ways to boost the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.

Just a few examples of this include offering free yoga sessions, healthy food initiatives, mindfulness training, and installing standing desks in the office.

Some businesses have gone one step further, choosing to install sleep pods in their offices to enable employees to nap on breaks. In the past, the prospect of employees sleeping on the job would have been a definite no-no, but organisations like Google and Uber (a business that has attracted a certain amount of criticism in the past for its people policies) actively encourage it.

Increasingly, businesses are beginning to recognise that staff won't be able to produce their best work if they are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges and stresses of their personal and work lives. On a similar note, delegates attending a corporate event are much more likely to enjoy a productive, successful event if they have had the opportunity to clear their minds beforehand.

The Benefits of Meditainment

Here at Team Challenge Company, we are one of the UK's most successful team development and corporate event providers. From our own research, we have started to see increased demand from employers looking to incorporate wellbeing into the events marketplace.

In particular, meditation is one area which is seeing a significant rise in popularity at the moment. Meditation is a great way to help delegates focus before the event schedule begins, promoting a calmer, clearer mindset and a more focused and productive day.

Global businesses including IBM, Intel, Vodafone and Deutsche Bank have all explored short sessions of guided meditation to help conference attendees focus and keep motivated. The 'meditainment' experience is the latest team building trend, and we are already seeing it bring significant benefits to our clients.

Meditainment combines traditional techniques with the art of visualisation to take delegates on an imaginary journey. After as little as just ten minutes, delegates will awaken with an increased level of awareness and a clear, stimulated mind.

Each meditainment session will begin with a gentle stretch and warm-up exercise to energise delegates, following which the attendees will then vote on the journey they would like to experience. Delegates can choose from six outstanding destinations; from island paradise to mountain refuge, each meditainment experience has been crafted for different outcomes like clarity, self-motivation, confidence, and stress management.

Attending corporate events like conferences and seminars is a key part of many job roles which is why many businesses will want to ensure that their delegates are fully focused on the event, allowing them to obtain tangible benefits.

Meditation and Wellbeing

Ford Motors CEO Bill Ford and media moguls Rupert Murdoch and Arianna Huffington have all claimed that regular meditation has helped them to reach the top of their respective industries, adding further proof that meditation is a valuable tool for corporate success.

Just fifty years ago, people from philosophers to science fiction writers were predicting that the arrival of the 21st century would bring the rise of robots, allowing us to enjoy a healthier, more balanced lifestyle with increased leisure time. Of course, that vision is still not a reality, and it's essential that all businesses recognise the fact that while technology is a wonderful gift, people are not robots. Therefore, the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing in the workplace should not be overlooked.

Article originally published here: https://www.c-mw.net/why-meditation-is-the-key-to-business-success/.

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