- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Foreword: The Abundant Organization
- Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work
- Finding the Positive in the World of Work
- The Changing World of Work
- Generation Me and the Changing World of Work
- What is Authentic Leadership Development?
- Enablers of a Positive Strategy: Positively Deviant Leadership
- Change and Its Leadership: The Role of Positive Emotions
- Working Positively Toward Transformative Cooperation
- Strengths: Your Leading Edge
- Toward a Positive Psychology for Leaders
- Employee Engagement and the Psychology of Joining, Staying in, and Leaving Organizations
- Work as Meaning: Individual and Organizational Benefits of Engaging in Meaningful Work
- More than Meets the Eye: The Role of Employee Well-Being in Organizational Research
- Positive Engagement: From Employee Engagement to Workplace Happiness
- Using Coaching and Positive Psychology to Promote a Flourishing Workforce: A Model of Goal-Striving and Mental Health
- Mindfulness at Work: Paying Attention to Enhance Well-Being and Performance
- Work-Life Balance: The Roles of Work-Family Conflict and Work-Family Facilitation
- Strengths Development in the Workplace
- Strengths of Character and Work
- Dream Teams: A Positive Psychology of Team Working
- Positive Organizational Scholarship Leaps into the World of Work
- Look Before You Leap or Dive Right In? The Use of Moral Courage in Response to Workplace Bullying
- An Integrated Model of Psychological Capital in the Workplace
- Building the Positive Workplace: A Preliminary Report from the Field
- Good for What? The Young Worker in a Global Age
- What's Wrong with Being Positive?
- Building Positive Organizations
Abstract and Keywords
Organizational life today is riddled by challenges. Maintaining the competitive advantage in a climate of certain and constant change can be a struggle. With globalization, strong competition, cultural differences, and a lurking risk of stress always on the doorstep, organizations tend to push to their limits and befuture-focused on objectives and outcomes. The failure to focus their energy and attention to the present, the only time when our actions have an impact, influences their ability to communicate, lead, inspire, and ultimately thrive.
Mindfulness, the purposeful, nonjudgemental focus on the present, is one possible answer to these challenges. Mindfulness fosters a more inclusive and authentic vision of “reality” and promotes a more effective use of individual and organizational resources.
In this chapter, we present a case for introducing mindfulness in the workplace and provide an overview of its links to other applied positive psychology constructs, all of which contribute to a healthier and more productive experience of work-life.
Oberdan Marianetti is Business Psychologist Learning and Organizational Development Consultant, London.
Jonathan Passmore, School of Psychology, University of East London.
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