Pradhan, S and Kumar, A (2017) VIPASSANA MEDITATION: AN EFFECTIVE PRACTICE FOR POSITIVE CHANGES IN EMPLOYEES. Skyline Business Journal, 13 (1). pp. 45-59.

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This study is conducted to measure the effectiveness of Vipassana meditation through statistical and comparative analysis on the behavior and personality of the employees working in organizations operating in India. The impact of Vipassana meditation is studied empirically in terms of measurable changes with reference to emotional intelligence, workspace spirituality, coping with stress and interpersonal relationships. We hypothesized that these behavioral aspects are positively impacted by Vipassana Meditation. For this purpose a self-designed questionnaire based on the above mentioned constructs was formulated and pilot tested. The resultant questionnaire was administered for data collection. The data was collected using a quantitative survey involving two employee groups comprising of meditators and non-meditators each with 220 adult individual members. The results showed higher levels of behavioral and personality aspects related to the four constructs in the meditator employees and were consistent with the hypothesis. By practicing Vipassana meditation and mindfulness, employees have experienced a positive change in their mental attitude. This indicates that Vipassana Meditation is an effective intervention to enhance personal, interpersonal and professional effectiveness in employees. This will help in leading to progressive enterprise growth and development in terms of greater teamwork, better management of conflicts, and enhancement in goal congruence.

Affiliation: Skyline University College
SUC Author(s): Kumar, A ORCID:
All Author(s): Pradhan, S and Kumar, A
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vipassana Meditation, employees, behavior, personality
Subjects: A Business and Management > AB Business and Management
Divisions: Skyline University College > School of Business
Depositing User: Mr SUC Library
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 07:52
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 07:52
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