You’ll often hear great leaders speak of how it was really the people, their team, who led an organization to success. In fact, Steve Jobs once said: "Great things in business are never done by one person; they're done by a team of people." Cultivating a great team is no easy task, it requires a delicate blend of skill, patience and leadership. Meditation can be an important tool that supports this process.
There’s no denying it: Technology has transformed our lives in incredible ways. It’s made information accessible, remote communication possible, and business more seamless than ever before. It has also created some challenges.
Research has shown that our attention spans have gotten shorter and our ability to store information in long-term memory has been reduced. In fact, a Microsoft study states that North American attention spans fell from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds in 2015. Constant streams of text messages, emails, Tweets, Snaps, and news feeds have taken their toll on us.
Because meditation focuses the mind away from these distractions, it helps to strengthen people’s ability to pay attention. Meditation can help improve focus and memory, which allows people to be more productive at work. It also helps people stay present and in the moment, which leads to a greater sense of fulfillment.
Employers are discovering the profound connection between individual happiness and corporate success. The Journey practice is designed to give everyone the tools they need to manage stress and become more productive.