How to introduce meditation in the workplace
There are a variety of ways to practice meditation, giving employers a lot of flexibility in how they implement a meditation program.
Start by getting your employees onboard. Explain the benefits of meditation and why you think it would be good for company culture. You may even consider offering some sort of incentive to participate in the program.
Once you have employee buy-in, dive in to the logistics of a program. Consider setting aside time once a week, or even every day, when employees can practice. It can be helpful to designate a quiet space where employees can go, such as a conference room or break room.
Next, decide whether you want a live facilitator to guide the meditations. If a professional meditation teacher isn’t available, an enthusiastic employee who is familiar with the practice can lead the group.
You may also want to recommend free meditation apps that everyone can use on their phones. Using an app can have the added benefit of allowing employees to bring the practice home with them.
Finally, create a system for feedback that allows employees to let you know what is working for them and what isn’t. Adjust your program based on this feedback if necessary.
Meditation in the workplace is still a relatively new phenomenon, but businesses that adopt a program sooner rather than later stand to gain a competitive edge.