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10 Big Companies That Promote Employee Meditation

Work can be a stressful place, and with companies trying to keep an eye on the bottom line while simultaneously improving productivity, many workers may find themselves with more responsibilities than ever before. While there is no way to totally eliminate stress from the workplace, some companies are doing what they can to help employees relax, and many, like those that we feature here, are doing that through on-site meditation.

Meditation has been shown to produce a wide range of mental benefits when practiced on a daily basis. Studies have shown that it can actually change how the brain processes information and manages the effects of stress, depression, and anxiety. Those who practice meditation, research has demonstrated, are happier and calmer than their counterparts who don’t, so it’s no surprise that many high-stress businesses are catching on and making meditation a part of their corporate mission. Read on to learn about some of the companies that are leading the way in promoting on-the-job meditation.

매일 반복적으로 명상을 할 경우, 넓은 범위에서의 정신적인 혜택을 누릴 수 있다. 연구결과, 명상을 통해 우리의 뇌가 스트레스, 우울증과 불안감 등에 대한 정보를 예전과 다르게 관리하고 다룬다는 것이 밝혀졌다. 명상을 하는 사람들은 그렇지 않은 사람들보다 더 행복하고 더 침착하다고 하니 스트레스를 많이 받는 기업들이 명상프로그램을 도입하고 회사의 새로운 미션의 일부로 부각시키는 것이 결코 놀라운 일이 아니다. 근무시간 중 명상을 장려하고 있는 미국내의 여러 대기업에 대해 알아보자.

(MBA) 2012년02월

Apple_ 10 Big Companies That Promote Employee Meditation

1. Apple

It should come as no surprise to those who know a bit about the life of Steve Jobs that meditation has long been promoted at Apple. Jobs often took part in meditation retreats, was married in a Zen ceremony, and maintained lifelong friendships with many monks. Some speculate that the mental control he gained from meditation was what helped him become so successful in creating new, innovative products for Apple. Whatever it was, Jobs wanted to pass on his love of meditation to others in the workplace, allowing employees of the tech giant to take 30 minutes each day to meditate at work, providing classes on meditation and yoga on-site, and offering the use of a meditation room.

…스티브 잡스는 수시로 명상 수련에 참가했으며, 어떤 이들은 그가 명상으로부터 얻은 정신적인 통제력이 애플사의 획기적이고 성공적인 신상품을 개발하게 했을지도 모른다고 짐작한다. 명상의 효과를 인지한 스티브 잡스는 사내 명상실을 만들고 직원들이 근무시간 중 매일 30분 명상을 할 수 있도록 했다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

Prentice Hall Publishing_ 10 Big Companies That Promote Employee Meditation

2. Prentice Hall Publishing

The publishing world can be a tough place to make a living, but this publishing company is trying to give workers a chance to shake off their stress and refocus while at work through meditation. Prentice Hall has created a meditation space in their corporate headquarters, which they call the “Quiet Room.” Employees can take a break and slip into the space for meditation, prayer, or just a moment of quiet reflection when they’re feeling particularly stressed out.

직원들의 스트레스가 많은 출판업계에도 명상바람은 분다. 미국의 유명한 출판회사인 프랜티스홀은 ‘Quiet Room’이란 공간을 마련해놓고 근무 중에 명상을 통해 직원들이 스트레스를 떨쳐버리고 맑은 정신으로 일에 재집중할 수 있도록 하고 있다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

Google_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

3. Google

Even when you’re working at a company that offers unbelievable benefits like Google, things can get a bit stressful on the job. One of Google’s original software engineers and now head of personal growth (how cool is that job?), Chade-Meng Tan, has been working hard to bring meditation into the workplace. Tan spearheaded a program at Google in 2007 called “Search Inside Yourself” which helped more than 500 employees learn how to breathe mindfully, listen to their coworkers, and even improve their emotional intelligence. On a regular basis, the company also offers meditation space and meditation courses, believing that meditation can help improve not only employee mental health and well-being but the company’s bottom line as well.

구글은 명상 프로그램을 통해 직원500명 이상이 의식을 집중하며 호흡하는 법을 배웠으며, 동료의 말에 경청하게 되고 감성지수가 향상되었다. 구글은 직원들의 정신적인 건강과 웰빙 그리고 회사의 이익이 동반 성장한다고 믿기에 명상실과 명상프로그램을 아낌없이 제공한다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

Nike_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

4. Nike

Nike’s motto “just do it” applies to meditation as well, it seems. The company is one of many big businesses incorporating meditation practice into their workplace. Employees of the athletic apparel giant have access to relaxation rooms, which they can use to take a nap, pray, or of course meditate. In addition to these quiet rooms, employees can also take part in meditation and yoga classes without ever having to leave the office.

나이키의 모토”just do it”은 명상과 일맥상통하기도 한다. 나이키는 사내에서 직원들이 명상을 할 수 있도록 하는 수많은 대기업 중 하나로 사무실을 떠나지 않고도 원할 때 명상실을 이용할 수 있도록 하고 있다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

AOL_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

5. AOL Time Warner 온라인 통신서비스와 정보제공(IP), 소프트웨어 개발보급

In 2000, AOL Time Warner reduced its sales and marketing staff from 850 to just 500 people, leaving employees to shoulder a lot more work with a lot less help. In order to help employees deal with the stress of their new longer and busier days, the corporation added meditation classes into the work day. Workers could slip away from what, at the time, were 12 hour days into a class or a quiet room to help refocus, relax, and refresh themselves before getting back to their long days.

(MBA) 2012년02월

2000년 350명의 직원을 감원하게 되자 남아있는 직원들에게 업무과중이 심해졌다. 직원들의 스트레스 해소를 위해 근무시간 중에 명상수업을 도입했고 직원들은 명상을 통해 휴식하고 일에 재집중할 수 있게 되었다.

McKinsey&Co._10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

6. McKinsey&Co.

Management and consulting firm McKinsey & Co. might be a strange place to find meditation happening, but the company is embracing meditation as part of a new HR strategy aimed at keeping employees happy and healthy. McKinsey partner and meditation aficionado Michael Rennie says,

“What’s good for the spirit is good for the bottom line,” and the company is taking that to heart, developing meditation and self-analysis programs not only for their own employees but for other multi-million dollar corporations as well. In one case, a meditation program developed by McKinsey for an Australian client saved the business more than $20 million.

명상과는 다소 거리가 있어 보이는 컨설팅 업체인 매켄지도 직원들의 지속적인 행복과 건강을 위해 새로운 인력개발 전략으로 명상을 독려하고 있다. 명상 애호가인 매켄지사 파트너인 Michael Rennie는 “정신적(영적)으로 이로운 것이 기업 이윤에도 좋다”라고 말한다. 명상의 효과를 통감한 매켄지는 다른 대규모 회사에도 명상프로그램을 권하고 있고 호주의 한 기업은 직원들에게 명상 프로그램을 시행하고 나서 무려 2천만달러 (한화 2백억원 이상)를 절약했다고 한다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

Deutsche Bank_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

8. Deutsche Bank

A global banking and financial services company, Deutsche Bank has undoubtedly had a few rough years due to the global economic crisis, but employees may be getting a bit of stress relief just by walking through the doors of their workplace. Deutsche Bank is yet another multinational business getting behind the meditation-in-the-workplace trend. Despite the fact that the company may seem too traditional to embrace such a progressive policy, they’ve been offering meditation classes and quiet spaces on site for several years, hoping that it will help to reduce worker stress and lead to more level-headed thinking.

세계적인 경제 위기로 어려운 시간을 보내고 있는 독일은행은 사내 명상 트렌드에는 약간 뒤지고 있을지라도 금융권과도 같은 전통적인 직업군에서의 변화로 본다면 상당히 고무적이다. 독일은행은 명상 프로그램과 조용한 공간을 직원들에게 제공함으로써 직원들의 스트레스를 해소할 수 있기를 기대하고 있다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

P&G_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

9. Procter & Gamble

P&G’s CEO A.G. Lafley is dedicated to his own meditation practice and thinks it has a lot to offer employees as well. He has said, “You can not out-work a problem, you have to out-meditation it.” The company offers a wealth of health and fitness programs that include meditation classes and spaces in their major corporate buildings.

P&G 대표이사 A.G.Lafely는 스스로도 명상 애호가이고 또한 직원들에게도 그 혜택을 제공하고 있다. 그는 “문제를 해결하기 위해 더 이상 노력할 수 없다면 명상에 심취해보라”고 조언한다.

HBO_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

10. HBO

While the programs HBO produces might turn viewers into couch potatoes, it doesn’t promote the same attitude in its employees. Instead, it offers a wealth of resources to help them stay healthy both mentally and physically, with gyms, free yoga classes, and meditation classes offered in the workplace. Perhaps the promotion of forms of mindful exercise and meditation helped inspire their new hit show Enlightened.

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10 Big Companies That Promote Employee Meditation

Work can be a stressful place, and with companies trying to keep an eye on the bottom line while simultaneously improving productivity, many workers may find themselves with more responsibilities than ever before. While there is no way to totally eliminate stress from the workplace, some companies are doing what they can to help employees relax, and many, like those that we feature here, are doing that through on-site meditation.

Meditation has been shown to produce a wide range of mental benefits when practiced on a daily basis. Studies have shown that it can actually change how the brain processes information and manages the effects of stress, depression, and anxiety. Those who practice meditation, research has demonstrated, are happier and calmer than their counterparts who don’t, so it’s no surprise that many high-stress businesses are catching on and making meditation a part of their corporate mission. Read on to learn about some of the companies that are leading the way in promoting on-the-job meditation.

매일 반복적으로 명상을 할 경우, 넓은 범위에서의 정신적인 혜택을 누릴 수 있다. 연구결과, 명상을 통해 우리의 뇌가 스트레스, 우울증과 불안감 등에 대한 정보를 예전과 다르게 관리하고 다룬다는 것이 밝혀졌다. 명상을 하는 사람들은 그렇지 않은 사람들보다 더 행복하고 더 침착하다고 하니 스트레스를 많이 받는 기업들이 명상프로그램을 도입하고 회사의 새로운 미션의 일부로 부각시키는 것이 결코 놀라운 일이 아니다. 근무시간 중 명상을 장려하고 있는 미국내의 여러 대기업에 대해 알아보자.

(MBA) 2012년02월

Apple_ 10 Big Companies That Promote Employee Meditation

1. Apple

It should come as no surprise to those who know a bit about the life of Steve Jobs that meditation has long been promoted at Apple. Jobs often took part in meditation retreats, was married in a Zen ceremony, and maintained lifelong friendships with many monks. Some speculate that the mental control he gained from meditation was what helped him become so successful in creating new, innovative products for Apple. Whatever it was, Jobs wanted to pass on his love of meditation to others in the workplace, allowing employees of the tech giant to take 30 minutes each day to meditate at work, providing classes on meditation and yoga on-site, and offering the use of a meditation room.

…스티브 잡스는 수시로 명상 수련에 참가했으며, 어떤 이들은 그가 명상으로부터 얻은 정신적인 통제력이 애플사의 획기적이고 성공적인 신상품을 개발하게 했을지도 모른다고 짐작한다. 명상의 효과를 인지한 스티브 잡스는 사내 명상실을 만들고 직원들이 근무시간 중 매일 30분 명상을 할 수 있도록 했다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

Prentice Hall Publishing_ 10 Big Companies That Promote Employee Meditation

2. Prentice Hall Publishing

The publishing world can be a tough place to make a living, but this publishing company is trying to give workers a chance to shake off their stress and refocus while at work through meditation. Prentice Hall has created a meditation space in their corporate headquarters, which they call the “Quiet Room.” Employees can take a break and slip into the space for meditation, prayer, or just a moment of quiet reflection when they’re feeling particularly stressed out.

직원들의 스트레스가 많은 출판업계에도 명상바람은 분다. 미국의 유명한 출판회사인 프랜티스홀은 ‘Quiet Room’이란 공간을 마련해놓고 근무 중에 명상을 통해 직원들이 스트레스를 떨쳐버리고 맑은 정신으로 일에 재집중할 수 있도록 하고 있다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

Google_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

3. Google

Even when you’re working at a company that offers unbelievable benefits like Google, things can get a bit stressful on the job. One of Google’s original software engineers and now head of personal growth (how cool is that job?), Chade-Meng Tan, has been working hard to bring meditation into the workplace. Tan spearheaded a program at Google in 2007 called “Search Inside Yourself” which helped more than 500 employees learn how to breathe mindfully, listen to their coworkers, and even improve their emotional intelligence. On a regular basis, the company also offers meditation space and meditation courses, believing that meditation can help improve not only employee mental health and well-being but the company’s bottom line as well.

구글은 명상 프로그램을 통해 직원500명 이상이 의식을 집중하며 호흡하는 법을 배웠으며, 동료의 말에 경청하게 되고 감성지수가 향상되었다. 구글은 직원들의 정신적인 건강과 웰빙 그리고 회사의 이익이 동반 성장한다고 믿기에 명상실과 명상프로그램을 아낌없이 제공한다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

Nike_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

4. Nike

Nike’s motto “just do it” applies to meditation as well, it seems. The company is one of many big businesses incorporating meditation practice into their workplace. Employees of the athletic apparel giant have access to relaxation rooms, which they can use to take a nap, pray, or of course meditate. In addition to these quiet rooms, employees can also take part in meditation and yoga classes without ever having to leave the office.

나이키의 모토”just do it”은 명상과 일맥상통하기도 한다. 나이키는 사내에서 직원들이 명상을 할 수 있도록 하는 수많은 대기업 중 하나로 사무실을 떠나지 않고도 원할 때 명상실을 이용할 수 있도록 하고 있다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

AOL_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

5. AOL Time Warner 온라인 통신서비스와 정보제공(IP), 소프트웨어 개발보급

In 2000, AOL Time Warner reduced its sales and marketing staff from 850 to just 500 people, leaving employees to shoulder a lot more work with a lot less help. In order to help employees deal with the stress of their new longer and busier days, the corporation added meditation classes into the work day. Workers could slip away from what, at the time, were 12 hour days into a class or a quiet room to help refocus, relax, and refresh themselves before getting back to their long days.

(MBA) 2012년02월

2000년 350명의 직원을 감원하게 되자 남아있는 직원들에게 업무과중이 심해졌다. 직원들의 스트레스 해소를 위해 근무시간 중에 명상수업을 도입했고 직원들은 명상을 통해 휴식하고 일에 재집중할 수 있게 되었다.

McKinsey&Co._10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

6. McKinsey&Co.

Management and consulting firm McKinsey & Co. might be a strange place to find meditation happening, but the company is embracing meditation as part of a new HR strategy aimed at keeping employees happy and healthy. McKinsey partner and meditation aficionado Michael Rennie says,

“What’s good for the spirit is good for the bottom line,” and the company is taking that to heart, developing meditation and self-analysis programs not only for their own employees but for other multi-million dollar corporations as well. In one case, a meditation program developed by McKinsey for an Australian client saved the business more than $20 million.

명상과는 다소 거리가 있어 보이는 컨설팅 업체인 매켄지도 직원들의 지속적인 행복과 건강을 위해 새로운 인력개발 전략으로 명상을 독려하고 있다. 명상 애호가인 매켄지사 파트너인 Michael Rennie는 “정신적(영적)으로 이로운 것이 기업 이윤에도 좋다”라고 말한다. 명상의 효과를 통감한 매켄지는 다른 대규모 회사에도 명상프로그램을 권하고 있고 호주의 한 기업은 직원들에게 명상 프로그램을 시행하고 나서 무려 2천만달러 (한화 2백억원 이상)를 절약했다고 한다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

McKinsey&Co._10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

6. McKinsey&Co.

Management and consulting firm McKinsey & Co. might be a strange place to find meditation happening, but the company is embracing meditation as part of a new HR strategy aimed at keeping employees happy and healthy. McKinsey partner and meditation aficionado Michael Rennie says,

“What’s good for the spirit is good for the bottom line,” and the company is taking that to heart, developing meditation and self-analysis programs not only for their own employees but for other multi-million dollar corporations as well. In one case, a meditation program developed by McKinsey for an Australian client saved the business more than $20 million.

명상과는 다소 거리가 있어 보이는 컨설팅 업체인 매켄지도 직원들의 지속적인 행복과 건강을 위해 새로운 인력개발 전략으로 명상을 독려하고 있다. 명상 애호가인 매켄지사 파트너인 Michael Rennie는 “정신적(영적)으로 이로운 것이 기업 이윤에도 좋다”라고 말한다. 명상의 효과를 통감한 매켄지는 다른 대규모 회사에도 명상프로그램을 권하고 있고 호주의 한 기업은 직원들에게 명상 프로그램을 시행하고 나서 무려 2천만달러 (한화 2백억원 이상)를 절약했다고 한다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

Deutsche Bank_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

8. Deutsche Bank

A global banking and financial services company, Deutsche Bank has undoubtedly had a few rough years due to the global economic crisis, but employees may be getting a bit of stress relief just by walking through the doors of their workplace. Deutsche Bank is yet another multinational business getting behind the meditation-in-the-workplace trend. Despite the fact that the company may seem too traditional to embrace such a progressive policy, they’ve been offering meditation classes and quiet spaces on site for several years, hoping that it will help to reduce worker stress and lead to more level-headed thinking.

세계적인 경제 위기로 어려운 시간을 보내고 있는 독일은행은 사내 명상 트렌드에는 약간 뒤지고 있을지라도 금융권과도 같은 전통적인 직업군에서의 변화로 본다면 상당히 고무적이다. 독일은행은 명상 프로그램과 조용한 공간을 직원들에게 제공함으로써 직원들의 스트레스를 해소할 수 있기를 기대하고 있다.

(MBA) 2012년02월

P&G_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

9. Procter & Gamble

P&G’s CEO A.G. Lafley is dedicated to his own meditation practice and thinks it has a lot to offer employees as well. He has said, “You can not out-work a problem, you have to out-meditation it.” The company offers a wealth of health and fitness programs that include meditation classes and spaces in their major corporate buildings.

P&G 대표이사 A.G.Lafely는 스스로도 명상 애호가이고 또한 직원들에게도 그 혜택을 제공하고 있다. 그는 “문제를 해결하기 위해 더 이상 노력할 수 없다면 명상에 심취해보라”고 조언한다.

HBO_10 Big Companies that Promote Employee Meditation

10. HBO

While the programs HBO produces might turn viewers into couch potatoes, it doesn’t promote the same attitude in its employees. Instead, it offers a wealth of resources to help them stay healthy both mentally and physically, with gyms, free yoga classes, and meditation classes offered in the workplace. Perhaps the promotion of forms of mindful exercise and meditation helped inspire their new hit show Enlightened.

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