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Mindfulness at Work: A New Approach to Improving Individual and Organizational Performance

By Patrick K. Hyland, R. Andrew Lee, and Maura J. Mills

Abstract:

Volume 8 Issue 4

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June 30, 2015

In recent years the concept of mindfulness has become increasingly popular, and with good reason.  A growing body of research indicates that mindfulness provides a number of physical, psychological, and even performance benefits. As a result, some organizations have started offering mindfulness programs to their employees.  But despite growing interest, mindfulness has received little attention from the I-O community.  In this article, we provide an overview of what mindfulness is, where the concept came from, how it has been utilized and studied to date, and its application in the work setting.  We also propose new directions for researchers and practitioners.    

 
 

 

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