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Mindfulness in the workplace

Listen to understand, not respond

Mindfulness cultivates emotional intelligence.

When a leader is mindful, it manifests as empathy, compassion, and the ability to interpret a complex range of facial and bodily expressions. 

This explains how many successful executives excel at forming alliances, negotiating contracts, building interpersonal relationships, and motivating team members.

Mindfulness meditation strengthens the brain regions involved in providing this type of emotionally attuned communication.

When woven into the fabric of organizational culture, mindfulness can impact financial performance and overall morale. It’s a critical aspect of any workplace. 

How is mindfulness used in the workplace?

Mindfulness in the workplace can:

  • Reduce burnout and turnover

  • Hone interpersonal and decision-making skills

  • Improve focus and emotional intelligence

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Resolve workplace conflict

mindful judgment and decision making

When the brain is in a state of stress, it is more likely to conserve energetic resources by relying on biases and heuristics to guide judgment and decision making. Mindfulness strengthens an individual’s ability to disengage from ego-concerns and make clearer, better quality choices. The practice can help you make smarter choices by knowing when to:

  • take time to pause, reflect and listen to your inner self

  • assess your own values and objectives

  • be proactive

  • identify when a decision should be made

  • clarify objectives

  • generate options

  • know when to gather more knowledge

  • avoid the irrational escalation from a previous bad decision (the sunk cost bias)

  • recognize the limits of your knowledge

  • learn the right lessons from experience

Research shows that people who are more mindful are also more aware of their ethical principles and make decisions aligned to those values.

 

Mindful Cube can help you implement mindfulness at work and mindfulness exercises for groups. Contact us to get started. 

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