Meditation, ROI

While meditation is definitely becoming more sexy as a topic of conversation than it was over twenty years ago when I started meditating there still seems to be a view of it as recreational rather than an investment with high returns.

The following companies provide it for employees: Numerous Hospitals,  Apple, Prentice Hall Publishing, Google, Nike, Procter & Gamble, HBO, etc. Why? Numerous studies have shown meditation, even ten minutes a day provides numerous positive employee impacts including decreasing stress, increasing productivity, increasing focus,  etc.  In addition Mayo Clinic shared:

“…some research suggests that meditation may help people manage symptoms of conditions such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Sleep problems”

Source:  http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/meditation/in-depth/meditation/art-20045858

When you consider the cost saving in healthcare to your business/company, the increase in productivity and engaged employees it is an easy investment.  I can’t think of anything else with a higher return on investment.

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  1. I always recommend meditation to people who want to be process or business analysts or engineers. Meditation not only brings focus but better control of your thoughts. People often tell me in an almost bragging way that their brains are always going and they can’t turn them off. I’m like, that’;s not good. You need to find ways to have more control, to be able to turn off. I tell them to meditate.

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