Study: Meditation can boost productivity at work

Pulling your hair out at the office? Results of a new study suggest meditation training could change that for you.

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Eight weeks of mindfulness training later, a group of human resource managers proved to be less stressed and more able to concentrate on tasks than their counterparts who did not receive the training.

David Levy, a computer science professor at the Information School at the University of Washington, says the results reflect his personal experience with meditation and work stress. On a broader level, the results are encouraging for scientific literature that discusses human attention as a trainable resource, and also for individuals interested in designing workplace and technological interventions that draw on meditation practices.

To read the full results of the study in USA Today, click here.