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The increasing incidence of stress has become a stumbling block in the successful functioning of financial institutions and realization of their sales targets before the deadlines. The creativity and the resultant productivity are on the decline which is a kind of red alert for the human resource managers.
Ego –the Root Cause of Stress
Researchers in the management institutions have discovered what brings out the most creative performance in the employees. It hardly needs to be mentioned that the best performance can be delivered only when you pay undivided attention to your job; when you can work without any distraction and focus all your energy to the job at hand. When you attain this state of mind, it means you are working at a spiritual plane. Your ego which is the root cause of your ambitions and stress falls away.
You enter, what Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi of Chicago University describes, a state of creative ‘flow’. You get completely involved in your work. You do the work for its own sake. You enjoy doing it without expecting any monetary or other rewards. The work becomes worship. You lose your sense of time. It just flies away. To quote the Professor,” Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost". This, according to Osho Rajneesh, is a state of yoga, the mental alignment that brings out your abilities at their creative best.
Best Performance through Focus
You deliver the best performance because you are able to focus all your efforts, intellectual resources and abilities on the task you have taken up. The ego which is the cause of competing temptations vanishes. You are not stressed with your obsessions and distractions that interfere with your clear thinking.
The Joy of Creative Flow
You are egged on by the sheer joy of doing your work. This, according to Professor Csikszentmihalyi is “an intensely creative, efficient and satisfying state of mind. This is the state of mind when the best speeches are made, the best software is developed, and the most impressive athletic or artistic performances are delivered.”
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