#10 Three Tips to Increase Your Employee's Productiveness: Workplace Mindfulness
Updated: Aug 5, 2021
What is Workplace Mindfulness?
Workplace mindfulness is the degree to which individuals are mindful in their work setting. Simple right? What, then, does it mean to be mindful? I have written many articles on the subject and gone into detail in my course I am offering however, I will elaborate here.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is an ancient practice and a re-discovery in the field of positive psychology. A broad term, with an equally broad remit, therefore it is not easily defined. As described by Hyland, Lee and Mills (2015) whos’ research paper entitled Mindfulness at Work: A New Approach to Improving Individual and Organizational Performance, found that mindfulness can be understood in three easy steps.
1. Mindfulness can be described as a ‘present-focused consciousness’. In other words, a mindful individual is not reflecting upon the past or worrying about the future; they are simply “being” in the here and now.
2. Mindfulness includes paying close attention to both internal and external stimuli.
3. Mindfulness involves doing 1 & 2 with the full acknowledgement that it will achieve the desired outcome.
Mindfulness involves noticing what is happening without evaluating, analysing, or reflecting upon it. Therefore, a mindful employee will take in what is happening in the workplace and not react to it, rather, simply taking in information from their surrounds. They will non-judgmentally approach their work and their relations with other colleagues and management.
If you are in the workplace or a businessperson mindfulness will help your employees achieve projects objectives without burnout. I have a course available to help with avoiding and recovering from stress. And I also offer one to one and business mindfulness workshops.
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