MINDFULNESS IN THE CORPORATION
Mindfulness in the Corporation – another management fad or the real thing?
“I think the next wave of what is actually happening in Silicon Valley is this wave of meditative awareness. People are realizing, 'I have optimized my machines, my software...' yet we are beginning to realize that no matter how great a technological device we buy or how great our network is, the real source of potential is in ourselves."
- Chris Sacca, Venture Investor, Strategic Adviser, Twitter
Supported by voluminous evidence-based studies, Mindfulness training,and in particular its contemplative aspect, Meditation, is making a massive exodus out of the meditation hall and into the corporation.
This presentation will reveal why Mindfulness has all the hallmarks of ‘an idea whose time has come’ as the corporate world embraces it and monitors the positive outcomes for people and performance and outcomes.
Apple Computers, Twitter, eBay, SKYPE, Facebook, Cisco Systems, Yahoo, Google GE and Deutsche Bank and many more have introduced in-house Meditation and Mindfulness programs for executives and employees. Mindfulness is now taught in many elite international business schools globally.
This presentation will profile Mindfulness and its most widely practiced methodology, Meditation, and why corporates are queuing up to learn and integrate it into HR Wellness programs and as a means of creating healthier and more innovative strategic thinkers.
Key ideas covered
Mindfulness and meditation explained
An historical perspective/ growth of secular context
A medical model of meditation – stress/relaxation reflex
Brief review of the voluminous research on meditation’s positive effects on mind, body, behaviour and social interaction
Case Studies – Referencing of meditation programs in the Corporation
Implications of regular practice on personal and professional life
Guided meditation experience (15mins) and interactive debrief.
Resources (books, online etc) to leverage off the presentation
Key objectives - the participants will get
A clear understanding and rational explanation of Mindfulness/meditation.
Numerous significant benefits to assist dealing with the pressures of modern life, maximizing capability and improving self and situational awareness of corporates
A guided group meditation experience and debrief based on participants’ experience.