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Treating meditation as a non-spiritual exercise, does daily practice of meditation by employees of a team create a positive work atmosphere?

Goel, Akash (2020) Treating meditation as a non-spiritual exercise, does daily practice of meditation by employees of a team create a positive work atmosphere? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

One of the biggest challenges that organisations face today are of creating positive work environments for its employees so that they feel motivated, stay efficient, feel secure, have good relations with co-workers and stay productive in the workplace. Meditation is known to have positive effects on the work atmosphere, improving employee motivation, efficiency, and productivity. However, meditation comes with the connotation of being a religious or spiritual activity which may hinder people from adopting it to gain its benefits. Hence, this paper was aimed at exploring if the daily practice of meditation by employees of a team can naturally help create a positive work atmosphere without the need for external sources and whether it is necessary to categorise meditation as a spiritual or religious exercise to reap its benefits. A qualitative thematic analysis was used to analyse the results of the participant data. The results of the study indicated that daily practice of meditation by the employees of a team may create a positive work atmosphere with or without it being considered as a spiritual or religious practice.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Science in Management
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 13:35
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 13:35
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4663

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