Chapter 2

Exploring the Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace

In This Chapter

arrow Looking at mindfulness from the employees’ perspective

arrow Discovering that mindfulness is good for your organisation

arrow Making employees happier and more productive

M indfulness may appear to be the ‘in thing’ at the moment, but does it have any substance? What are the actual benefits of mindfulness at work?

In this chapter we uncover the positive effects of mindfulness for yourself. We discuss the impact of the many positive changes that take place in your own brain as a result of mindfulness practice. We also tell you why so many organisations are training their leaders and employees in mindfulness, and explore organisational ways of integrating mindfulness into the workplace to increase staff performance and wellbeing.

Discovering the Benefits for Employees

Being a mindful employee has many benefits. In this section find out how mindfulness changes your brain and how those changes make you more resilient, emotionally intelligent and focused. If you’re in a leadership position, discover how mindfulness can make you more effective in your work too.

Increased mental resilience

Resilience is the process of ...

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