Why your office needs mindfulness

Mindfulness

Why your office needs mindfulness

Mindfulness: It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. 

Check out this article by G.Doke who looks at why companies are turning to mindfulness.

 

Article by G.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.

OVERHAUL THE OFFICE 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.

This can help people to control their reactions and be more aware when colleagues are trying to provoke them. It also helps employees to consider admitting their mistakes. A reluctance to do so comes from a fear of the consequences, but being aware of emotions and engaged with your fear means you can confront it and deal more effectively with the task at hand.”

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