Journal of Business and Psychology

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 429–444 | Cite as

Developing consciousness in organizations: The transcendental meditation program in business

  • Jane Schmidt-Wilk
  • Charles N. Alexander
  • Gerald C. Swanson
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Abstract

This paper reviews retrospective, prospective, and case research on workplace applications of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation technique for developing consciousness and human potential. The distinctive psychophysiological state of restful alertness produced by the Transcendental Meditation technique appears to improve employee health, well-being, job satisfaction, efficiency and productivity, in turn influencing organizational climate, absenteeism, and financial performance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane Schmidt-Wilk
    • 1
  • Charles N. Alexander
    • 1
  • Gerald C. Swanson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ManagementMaharishi University of ManagementFairfield

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