A surprise hit at Happy Workplaces 2014 was the Google-led meditation session in the afternoon. Even Luis Saurez, who was presenting via video link from Belgium, tweeted about the room going quiet, while other delegates said they felt “very chilled” and “we need this at our organisation.”
This is the meditation we used at the conference – why not try it at your next meeting?
As part of an increased focus on wellbeing, many Google meetings now begin this way. You can check out other guided meditations on the gPause YouTube channel.
Just did 5 mins meditation as part of the #happywork conference. Feeling very chilled
— Martin Couzins (@martincouzins) May 14, 2014
— Luis Suarez (@elsua) May 14, 2014
— Sue Guest (@SueGuest) May 14, 2014
Start your next meeting with meditation
So why not try pre-meeting meditation and see what results you get. The benefits of meditation pile up over time, so you may want to commit to more than one session. Are your meetings more productive? More creative? More focused? Comments are open, so let us know how it goes.