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Chapter 3

Applying Mindfulness in the Workplace

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Dealing with uncertainty

check Changing your mind-set

check Rewiring your brain

check Considering ethics in the workplace

Mindfulness is all well and good, but how do you apply it effectively in the workplace? That’s exactly what you find out in this chapter. You also discover why mindfulness is more important than ever in the modern workplace and discover lots of practical ways to start “mindfulnessing” within minutes!

Gaining Perspective in the Modern-Day Workplace

Fifty years ago, a sizeable proportion of the population got a job and worked for that organization until they retired. The key benefit resulting from this scenario was a sense of security and stability — they knew what to expect.

For students looking for a job today, things are very different. A recent survey of workers found that one in three remains in a job for less than two years. This massive change in people’s working lives is bound to have an effect — sometimes positive but often negative. In this section, you discover how mindfulness can help you deal with uncertainty ...

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