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Benefits of Maharishi Vedic Architecture in the workplace: Increased creativity and productivity - Dr Jeffrey Abramson
by Global Good News staff writer
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25 October 2008
Dr Jeffrey Abramson's presentation on 18 October featured many comments from colleagues and employees about their extraordinarily positive experiences working at 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard—the grand new building constructed in Rockville, Maryland, USA by The Tower Companies, of which he is a partner.
The office building (named the 'World's Healthiest Building' by the news media on its inauguration earlier this year) combines the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) 'Designed to Meet LEED Platinum' criteria with principles of Maharishi Vedic Architecture.
Please also see Part I of this article, in which people described increased energy, focus, productivity, and desire to achieve—while also noticing more happiness, contentment, serenity, and peace, both in themselves and in co-workers.
As Dr Abramson's talk continued, he quoted more experiences from those working in the new building:
'Since moving into this most beautiful building, I feel quietness within. I feel settled and peaceful inside—something felt, not seen or heard. It feels natural and in harmony with my surroundings, as it is supposed to be.'
'I get an overwhelming feeling of openness and freedom from the ground, and at the same time a relaxed feeling with all the wonderful light that flows through the space here. With all the new technology that we have acquired here, somehow I am able to get things done; even though there seems to be more happening here at Tower, my concentration is getting better every day. I also notice that employees seem to arrive here earlier than before, and even though each has their own job and (all have) busy lives, many seem happier here. How wonderful it is to be able to breathe clean fresh air in wide open spaces.'
'The first thing I notice every day is that it feels like you get a breath of fresh air when you leave the outside air and enter the building. Then I feel calmness as I move around the office space. Even though everyone seems busy, (there are) no feelings of stress or panic, just a great overall feeling. And I must say that this is a very common expression from all the guests who come here; they feel they are catching their breath.'
'I don't feel as stressed out. I find myself looking out the window to relax. I love the freshness and the quietness. You can feel the calm energy in this building. I think it has helped everyone here, whether they realize it or not.'
'I feel energized. I am able to concentrate on my task of the day more. The stress of the working day does not affect me as it used to. The natural sunlight and the views make a difference. It makes me calm and happy.'
'The building gives you a feeling of pride, one that almost makes you feel that this is your business and home base. And you want to make it the best it can be.'
'It is very comforting being here, like being home. In fact, when things are stressful at home, this is the first place I think to go.'
'I have meditated* several times in the new Tower office. . . . That is the most peaceful and relaxing feeling I have ever felt in my life. I now have the same feeling when I am working. Not many people can say they go to work to feel better. The feeling that I have at work every day is now an extension of the feelings that I have when I have been meditating.
The third and final part of this article will include Dr Abramson's personal reflections about working in a building constructed according to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda. This will be featured in the coming days in Global Good News.
* Many employees of The Tower Companies practise Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation Programme.
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