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Last Updated on December 17, 2020

Make Everyone At The Office Happy By Installing This

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Make Everyone At The Office Happy By Installing This

Let’s face it, however positive and upbeat your office environment is, your employees will still suffer from stress from time to time. These stresses can come from a myriad of sources, including: overwork, pressure of deadlines, and lack of proper breaks.

For example, your sales team may be close to their end of quarter and is committed to delivering the best results possible. While this is a worthy goal, the team members run the risk of pushing themselves too far and leaving themselves drained of energy and filled with tension.

It’s at times like these that all your employees can be negatively affected.

It’s not new that stress can lower productivity or even work quality

One of the symptoms of stress, is that it can lead to lower productivity. This means that if many (or all) of your employees begin to show signs of stress, then you can be sure that your company’s overall productivity will take a hit.

If you’ve become aware that your employees are suffering from stress, then it’s time to take some action to reduce or eliminate this burden.One great way to do this, is to introduce your employees to the positive benefits of meditation. Research shows that people who meditate regularly are likely to experience the following benefits:

  • An enhanced ability to focus.
  • An improvement in memory.
  • Less fatigue.
  • An increase in perception.
  • A reduction in stress.[1]

These are just a small selection of the benefits that meditation can offer, and it makes perfect sense that meditation is a great tool for boosting employees’ performance. (And in turn, a boosting of the overall performance of your company.)

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Imagine for a moment, that your employees took a 5-10 minutes daily break from their work to practice meditation. Not only would they and your company see an uptick in productivity, but your employees would also naturally enhance their self-discipline. They would also find it easier to maintain a positive mindset.[2]

What Exactly Is the “Stop, Breathe & Think” App?

    Hopefully, I’ve given you enough reasons to ignite your interest in making regular meditation part of your office environment. You may now be thinking: “What’s next? How can I introduce meditation to my employees?”

    Well, here at Lifehack, we’ve come across a great app call Stop, Breathe & Think. We believe the app is the ideal way to kick-start regular meditation sessions in an office environment.

    While the app is available as an Android or iOS download, these are primarily for personal users. When it comes to office meditation, then Stop, Breathe & Think is available as a handy Slack plug-in.

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        Once activated on your Slack account, Stop, Breathe & Think will allow individuals or groups to schedule mindfulness activities. These activities include:

        • Short breaks to facilitate recuperation of mind and body.
        • Breathing exercises to condition thoughts, emotions and reactions.
        • Personalized meditations to help bring overall peace and harmony.

        How the App Will Help Your Employees Become More Productive

        With the huge weight of research showing the benefits of meditation, the Slack plug-in is the perfect way to help your employees to get started with this positive habit.

        Let’s take a look now at some of the great features that the app offers.

          App users can learn the basics of meditation – and try different types.

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            By choosing how they are feeling at the time, the app guides users to the most suitable meditation.

              Meditations are timed so that users can fully relax, knowing that the app will alert them once their scheduled meditation time is complete.

                The app also enables users to see how their emotional state has fared over the course of a week, month or beyond.

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                  Fun, and easy-to-follow pictorial steps encourage users to complete regular meditations.

                  A Healthy Office Environment Can Lead to a Healthy Company Performance

                  The daily stresses of work can often lead to a build-up of anxiety and tension in employees. This can then have a knock on effect on your company’s performance.

                  Fortunately, the opposite – a healthy, upbeat working environment, can boost employee momentum and productivity. And this naturally leads to overall performance gains for your company.

                  With the help of Stop, Breathe & Think, your company won’t need to allocate a big budget (and find extra time) to organize leisure events and other stress relieving activities. Instead, the app will effortlessly help your employees be calmer, happier and more motivated.

                  So, why not give it a try?

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                  “Please describe yourself in a few words”.

                  It’s the job interview of your life and you need to come up with something fast. Mental pictures of words are mixing in your head and your tongue tastes like alphabet soup. You mutter words like “deterministic” or “innovativity” and you realize you’re drenched in sweat. You wish you had thought about this. You wish you had read this post before.

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                    Here are 20 sentences that you could use when you are asked to describe yourself. Choose the ones that describe you the best.

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                    “I am someone who…”:

                    1. “can adapt to any situation. I thrive in a fluctuating environment and I transform unexpected obstacles into stepping stones for achievements.”
                    2. “consistently innovates to create value. I find opportunities where other people see none: I turn ideas into projects, and projects into serial success.”
                    3. “has a very creative mind. I always have a unique perspective when approaching an issue due to my broad range of interests and hobbies. Creativity is the source of differentiation and therefore, at the root of competitive advantage.”
                    4. “always has an eye on my target. I endeavour to deliver high-quality work on time, every time. Hiring me is the only real guarantee for results.”
                    5. “knows this job inside and out. With many years of relevant experience, there is no question whether I will be efficient on the job. I can bring the best practices to the company.”
                    6. “has a high level of motivation to work here. I have studied the entire company history and observed its business strategies. Since I am also a long-time customer, I took the opportunity to write this report with some suggestions for how to improve your services.”
                    7. “has a pragmatic approach to things. I don’t waste time talking about theory or the latest buzz words of the bullshit bingo. Only one question matters to me: ‘Does it work or not?'”
                    8. “takes work ethics very seriously. I do what I am paid for, and I do it well.”
                    9. “can make decisions rapidly if needed. Everybody can make good decisions with sufficient time and information. The reality of our domain is different. Even with time pressure and high stakes, we need to move forward by taking charge and being decisive. I can do that.”
                    10. “is considered to be ‘fun.’ I believe that we are way more productive when we are working with people with which we enjoy spending time. When the situation gets tough with a customer, a touch of humour can save the day.”
                    11. “works as a real team-player. I bring the best out of the people I work with and I always do what I think is best for the company.”
                    12. “is completely autonomous. I won’t need to be micromanaged. I won’t need to be trained. I understand high-level targets and I know how to achieve them.”
                    13. “leads people. I can unite people around a vision and motivate a team to excellence. I expect no more from the others than what I expect from myself.”
                    14. “understands the complexity of advanced project management. It’s not just pushing triangles on a GANTT chart; it’s about getting everyone to sit down together and to agree on the way forward. And that’s a lot more complicated than it sounds.”
                    15. “is the absolute expert in the field. Ask anybody in the industry. My name is on their lips because I wrote THE book on the subject.”
                    16. “communicates extensively. Good, bad or ugly, I believe that open communication is the most important factor to reach an efficient organization.”
                    17. “works enthusiastically. I have enough motivation for myself and my department. I love what I do, and it’s contagious.”
                    18. “has an eye for details because details matter the most. How many companies have failed because of just one tiny detail? Hire me and you’ll be sure I’ll find that detail.”
                    19. “can see the big picture. Beginners waste time solving minor issues. I understand the purpose of our company, tackle the real subjects and the top management will eventually notice it.”
                    20. “is not like anyone you know. I am the candidate you would not expect. You can hire a corporate clone, or you can hire someone who will bring something different to the company. That’s me. “

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