Ram Tumuluri – “How can meditation help you be better at business?”
Ram Tumuluri – “Right now we’re all learning how to adapt ourselves and reposition our businesses to survive and strive in the new world we live in. Having a clear mind will bring the ability for clearer, more focused, decision making. This week our team looked into how meditation can help you be better at business in our latest blog.”
How can meditation help you in business?
Meditation is one of the best methods for helping you and your team be better for business. Globalisation has meant that the West has gained more knowledge of how the East coach their minds, how they set themselves up for a productive day. Buddhist monks have used the ancient practice of meditation to focus the mind and if practised daily over time can be hugely beneficial to you and your business.
What are some of the benefits of meditation?
Mindfulness has been found to reduce levels of cortisol as well as thicken grey matter in the brain which improves the ability to handle complex information. Making crucial decisions throughout the day is a demanding way of life and meditation is one of the best ways of reducing that stress and keeping a cool head. Any way to alleviate the pressure which comes from high-level business interactions should be utilised as not only will this make the day to day easier but also reduce absenteeism for a workforce and maximise performance.
What are the benefits to your business?
A relaxed mind lends itself to freer, more creative and innovative thoughts. Problems seem easier to solve when you can avoid distraction and interactions become less taxing. For the head of a business this means more decisive leadership yet the benefits can be seen throughout the workforce. With meditation comes emotional intelligence meaning a more pleasant work environment for staff and towards any new business leads which could make a telling, profitable difference. More focused minds also means an increase in concentration, better decision making and even productivity.
Who uses meditation?
While Buddhist monks were not best placed to fully utilise meditation for profit-making, the practice has been to the benefit of many successful people in business. These include the likes of Marc Benioff, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com, Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates, and Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures.
In order to create and build a successful business means finding ways of making the best decisions and maintaining a productive workforce. Meditation is one method to improve the mind and help turn failure into a positive feeling when emotional intelligence is employed. The demands of business are best faced when you’re in control of your own mind, meditation is one of the best ways to achieve it.