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Creating an Effective Workplace through Meditation
Transcript of Creating an Effective Workplace through Meditation
Effective workplace=Happy Workplace
Myths of Meditation
Travers, Jeffrey, and Stanley Milgram, "An Experimental Study of the Small World Problem", Sociometry 32, pp. 425-443, Dec. 1969.
Happy Friends Make You Happy!
Small world virus
1st degree contact, increases an individual's chances of being happy by 15%.
2nd degree contact, increases the likeliness of becoming happy by 10%, and
3rd degree contact (friend of a friend of a friend) increases the likelihood by 6%.
"Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham HeartStudy", James H Fowler, Nicholas A Christakis, BMJ 2008.
Community of living organisms with the nonliving components, and interacting as a system.
Researchers discovered that:
most people are caught up in thought between 30% and 50% of the time.
the mind wandering was a direct cause of unhappiness and confusion.
You have to concentrate and quieten your mind in meditation
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
A Simple Exercise!
The Science of Meditation
Adults: Deep Sleep
Adults: Dreamless state
Adults: Light Sleep
Adults: Deep Relaxation,
Adults: Alert, Waking state
Adults: Busy, active thinking
Meditation is difficult!
If it is difficult, you are not doing it right!
Creating an Effective Workplace
I do not have enough time to meditate
Lack of Motivation
Lack of Deep Sleep
Low Energy Levels
Take Home Messages
Workplace is an ecosystem at a smaller scale
It is connected!
Effective Workplace=Happy Workplace
>20mins of meditation in 24 hours saves time!
Not even the deepest sleep will give you such a rest as meditation can. The mind goes on jumping even in deepest sleep. Just those few moments in meditation your brain has almost stopped. … You forget the body. … You feel such pleasure in it. You become so light. This perfect rest we will get in meditation.
- Swami Vivekananda