Transcending: The best investment for business and industry
More and more businesses are becoming aware that their employees are the most important capital of a company. Therefore more and more businesses decide to use the Transcendental Meditation technique as “capital investment”.
The success of a company depends on two factors, the managers and the employees.
The quality of successful managers relates to the coherence of their thinking
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 on standardised tests that measure brain efficiency than mediocre managers. This may sound logical, considering that efficient functioning is linked to everything that makes our brain so special: creativity, more planning, 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, perhaps the most effective ever researched, 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 practise 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 about how the effectiveness of brain functionality is improved through the practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique. Several studies also demonstrate how this leads to an immediate improvement—simultaneously—in several areas for managers in corporate life. (see research companies)
Research shows that when employees practise the Transcendental Meditation technique twice a day for twenty 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 is a mid-size factory in the chemical sector in the US. The graph shows that as the number of employees learning the TM technique grows, productivity increases and the number of sick-leave days reduces.
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. Ref. G. Swanson and R.Oates, Enlightened Management: Building High Performance People.
More and more businesses around the world are starting to implement the TM technique. Every company wants to increase their capital.
What top managers say about TM
Joanne Hollander, Founder and President of SoYummi Foods, Inc. Canada
“The demands are enormous in my business arena: developing food products, managing employees and a factory, and being the public spokesperson for the company. Before I learned to meditate such demands seemed like insurmountable problems, but now they are experienced as exciting and challenging situations. The increased creativity that results from the Transcendental Meditation programme makes the difference between struggling with business and enjoying business.”
Marnie Abramson, President of Green Lumens Mid-Atlantic, LLC. Previously she was a principal of The Tower Companies, the largest green real estate developer in the Washington DC area, US.
“My work environment is very hectic, and there are a million things that are always going on at any given time. In the past, I found I could get very caught up in that madness. If you have twenty things going on in your head and there’s no way to organize that, it feels very frenetic, and I spent a lot of energy for a very little bit of output.
There were many people within the Tower Companies who had been doing the TM technique for a long time and were very positive about their experiences, so I decided to try it.
What I really needed was a way to come back into myself, quiet my mind a little bit so that I could focus. TM practice settles me down and helps me be more organized. There’s a famous business phrase ‘Work smarter not harder.’ I think that is really what the Transcendental Meditation programme has done for me.
I would say that arranging a TM course for your employees is probably the fastest, easiest, and least expensive way of getting more out of your workers than you could ever imagine.”
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