Mindfulness in Organisations (Case Studies of Organisational Practice)

By Carter A, Tobias J, Spiegelhalter K
(HR Network Paper 127, Institute for Employment Studies )

Mindfulness is popularly thought of as techniques for meditation, yet the idea includes far more than just contemplative practices. The concept of mindfulness is thus climbing the agenda in organisations worried about the effect of constant unpredictable change on the wellbeing of employees.

The use of mindfulness-based interventions is growing in many business sectors but questions remain about whether it is an entirely appropriate and helpful intervention for individuals within workplace settings and, if so, whether it has potential as a more strategic tool for supporting change. 

This HR Network paper builds on previous IES work on mindfulness, and draws on findings from research conducted alongside Cranfield University School of Management during 2015-16. It aims to respond to the demand from HR Network members for more detail on how companies might implement mindfulness programmes, the results and the lessons learned.

The research included interviews  read full article…

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