Meditation to improve performance and reduce absenteeism?

 

The New York Times reports that in 2007 a school school based in a troubled neighbourhood in San Francisco implemented a transcendental meditation program among its high school students. “Over the next three years, Visitacion Valley’s suspensions dropped by 79 percent, attendance rose to 98 percent, and students’ grade point averages rose each year.”

And a 2015 review of the program which as adopted by several other schools “showed benefits across parameters including reduced stress, increased emotional intelligence, reduced suspensions, increased attendance and increased academic performance”.

These effects of meditation are well-documented and scientifically proven. So what are we waiting for? Implement one at your workplace!

The future of the lawyer?

 

Richard Susskind’s new book on the future of law addresses the threat to legal profession in the rise and rise of technology. Will the profession react or respond?

In an interview with ‘Legal Week’ Susskind said “The law firms that survive and thrive are those that will refocus their people”.

What are the implications for lawyer wellbeing in the face of this change? This is a subject of my presentation at the Law and Society Association conference in New Orleans in June 2016.

http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/18524-traditional-lawyer-model-under-threat-susskind

http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/interview/2434693/were-not-even-at-the-fear-stage-richard-susskind-on-a-very-different-future-of-the-legal-profession