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Benefits of Maharishi Vedic Architecture in the workplace: Increased energy, co-operation, and contentment - Dr Jeffrey Abramson
by Global Good News staff writer

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24 October 2008

Dr Jeffrey Abramson recently reviewed the many benefits of working in a building constructed according to the principles of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda.

On 18 October, Dr Abramson spoke about many of the features of 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard—the grand new office building constructed in Rockville, Maryland, by
The Tower Companies, of which he is a partner. The 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.

Dr Abramson's report included many quotes from colleagues and employees describing their extraordinarily positive experiences of working in the new building, including increased energy, focus, productivity, and desire to achieve—while also noticing more happiness, contentment, serenity, and peace, both in themselves and in co-workers. Some of their experiences are featured here:

'For me, being outdoors is very important. Typically, when I am in an office I would much rather be outside. It is not the difficulty of my work that bothers me; it is an aversion to being confined. Here in our new offices I do not feel confined; I am more content doing my work in my office, working with people in their offices and in our conference rooms. For the first time in my working career I am not longing to be outdoors. The openness, the beauty of our surroundings, and the peaceful colours add to my contentment and peaceful happiness while I am at work. And not only am I happier, but my colleagues are noticeably happier since we have moved to these offices. Almost everyone walks around smiling, as if they are grateful for being able to work in such beautiful and serene offices. Since moving to 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, my co-workers are more co-operative, more enthusiastic, and do not seem overwhelmed by problems. Personalities have changed since we moved to these new offices. It is easier to work here and be more productive and happy. Coming to work is not a chore. For me, 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard has changed the definition of work.'

'There is something different in this new building and it is hard to put your finger on it. . . . one thing I enjoy the most is that the design and the way the building is situated allow me to watch the sunrise over the trees when I get in early in the morning. It is just beautiful and a great way to start my day. I used to be a clock-watcher and was out of here every day at two o'clock to beat the traffic, but now I seem to be unaware of time and end up leaving late. There is just a warm, comfortable, uncluttered feeling in the office and I enjoy coming to work.'

'The building gives me a boundless feeling that is energizing, there is camaraderie. We all have higher expectations as a result of our surroundings.'

'Other than the incredible daylight and renewed energy the office has given me, I must say that it is the serenity I feel with the space that sets it apart . . . . all of this has given me more focus and desire to achieve greatness in what I do.'

'Everyone has stress from time to time, but I have to say since we moved into this building I feel more relaxed and peaceful. I absolutely love this building.'

'In this building it feels like a cocoon of silence where concentration has been much easier.'

Part II of Dr Abramson's talk continues with more experiences of those working in a building constructed according to principles of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda, and will be featured in the coming days in Global Good News.

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