Transcending: The best investment for business and industry
More and more businesses are becoming aware that their employees are their most important capital. That is why a company’s investment in Transcendental Meditation is one of the best forms of “capital investment” that it can make.
Two key pillars of any company’s success are its managers and its employees.
The quality of managers lies primarily in the brain.
What is the difference between a mediocre manager and a top manager? An interesting study showed that the difference ultimately lies in the brain. Top managers have a much higher score than mediocre managers in standardised tests that measure brain efficiency. This is logical given that efficient brain functioning is linked to everything that makes our brain so special – creativity, organising power, emotional stability, etc.. A similar difference was also noted between average athletes and the world’s top athletes.Ref.Scandinavian Journal of Exercise and Sport, 1, 32-41 The difference lies, more than anything else, in the brain.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is a very effective method, with striking research results, to create significant improvement in brain functionality. How and why – see intelligence. This is demonstrated by a similar study in which a control group, that did not practice TM, was compared to a group of short-term TM practitioners and a group of long-term practitioners. More than 30 studies have been published on the effectiveness of the Transcendental Meditation technique in improving brain functionality. Several studies also demonstrate how this leads to an rapid and simultaneous improvement across several areas of a manager’s corporate life – see research companies.
Research shows that, when employees practice the Transcendental Meditation technique twice a day for 20 minutes during work hours, their total productivity improves even though they effectively spend less time on work. Employees become more creative. Communication improves. Stress reduces. Relations at work improve. Work satisfaction improves. Sick leave reduces. The desire to change jobs reduces. See research companies.
The following observation is an interesting example of what can happen when Transcendental Meditation is implemented in a company. The company in question was a mid-size factory in the chemical sector in the US. The graph shows that as the number of employees learning the TM technique grew, productivity increased and the number of sick leave days reduced.
Although this was a purely observational study, it was clear to almost everyone in the factory that these results were caused by the Transcendental Meditation technique – reference: G. Swanson and R.Oates, Enlightened Management: Building high performance People.
More businesses around the world are starting to implement the TM technique. Every company wants to increase the return on its capital.
What top managers say about TM
Mart Vilu, Personnel Director, Volvo, Sweden:
Of all the methods I have tried, Transcendental Meditation is the one that appeals to me most because it is so simple and because the results are already so tangible after a short time of practice. My ability to concentrate has increased. I find solutions to my problems more quickly. I have more strength to deal with unpleasant matters at the same time that I am able to handle conflicts and difficult collaboration questions in a better way. Life has become simpler and more filled with happiness.
Hideo Takada, Deputy General Manager, Department of General affairs, Toyota Company, Japan:
I started Transcendental Meditation when I was a deputy general manager of the educational department two years ago. Now I always feel relaxed and I can maintain equilibrium of mind and stability even when in a strained work situation. This brings a great advantage for me and my work.
How can a simple technique do so much?
600 studies confirm the effect of TM with:
- Less stress
- How TM works
- Emotional stability
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Better Health
- General Health
- Becoming Younger