Sunday, 22 March 2015

Why your office needs mindfulness

From CITY A. M. 
by Graham Doke

"Use it to replace personal negativity, team in-fighting or the feared office manager approach.
In the modern office environment of instant information, immediate reaction, and 24/7 availability, it can be difficult to achieve any kind of mental balance – to deal with tricky situations or to tune out distractions. 

But there is something that could help. Mindfulness is the practice of deliberately focusing on the here and now – placing yourself in the present moment to increase awareness and clarity. In the UK, the NHS and Transport for London are just two organisations that have already introduced mindfulness meditation in the workplace. Here are three ways a focus on mindfulness can impact the corporate environment.

Office politics will always be an issue for most management teams. Rivalry, competitiveness and jealousy can have a major impact.

When executed properly, mindfulness training can increase awareness of your emotions and those of other people. This, in turn, can have a positive effect on behaviour and atmosphere in the workplace – not in a sixth sense way, but simply through the acknowledgement that comes from higher emotional awareness..." more

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