by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review
17 November 2011
Management faculty members David Goodman and John Revolinski have recently shared their expert knowledge on decision making and workplace productivity at academic conferences.
Dr. Goodman presented a paper entitled "Expanding Awareness in Financial Decision Making" at the Financial Management Association annual meeting in Denver and at the Academy of Management annual meeting in San Antonio.
Dr. Goodman discussed discounted cash flow techniques. He said that by modeling all the cash flows, these techniques show whether a project or investment decision is worthwhile.
He said that these rational techniques are best for financial instruments with predictable payments and future cash flows, but work less well in the face of environmental shocks and turbulent markets, where intuition is needed.
Dr. Goodman pointed out that by expanding one's consciousness, one can develop both the rational and the intuitive skills sets. "The Transcendental Meditation technique has much to offer to these financial decision makers," he says.
Mr. Revolinski also recently gave a presentation in Denver at the annual conference of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, whose members work with companies to maintain and improve productivity and healthy functioning of the workplace.
He presented research on the effects of stress on health and productivity, and then discussed research showing how the Transcendental Meditation program addressed these issues, and how it has been used extensively in corporate settings with significant success.
About 50 professionals attended.
"The audience was extremely positive, and their questions showed they had significant interest," Dr. Revolinski said. "After the talk about 10 people spoke with me personally asking for contacts in their areas. Two of them had learned the Transcendental Meditation technique years ago and wanted to reconnect with local teachers."
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