Lindsay van Driel and Anakha Coman Awake at Intel organizers
At Intel, more than 1,500 employees have participated in the year-old Awake@Intel program. The mindfulness-based realization classes use psychological techniques to heighten attention and awareness non-judgmentally. The results include improved well-being, creativity and focus, reduced feelings of stress and stronger engagement in meetings and projects, according to feedback from participants.
Better Engineering through Meditation?
Mindfulness program at Intel aims to reduce stress, boost focus.
High tech workers have been turning to meditation to help them cope with the stress of relentless innovation. Employees from companies such as Twitter and Facebook flock to the annual Wisdom 2.0 conference to learn calming techniques for the digital age and Google has been running mindfulness classes for its employees for several years. But it's not just Silicon Valley's younger generation companies that have embraced mindfulness; it's also popular among employees at one of the industry's longest standing companies.