Some employees talk about mindfulness. What is all that about?

Mindfulness can be described as the practice of paying attention in the present moment, doing it intentionally and with non-judgment.  Mindfulness has been a subject of scientific investigation and it has been found to have the following benefits:

  • Improved ability to manage stress
  • Improved ability to pay attention, focus and concentrate
  • Improved creative as well as problem solving
  • Reduced impulsiveness
  • Improved conflict resolution skills
  • Increased Empathy and Respect: Increased empathy and understanding of others
  • Increased Resilience: Increased capacity to overcome challenges
  • Improved Physical Well-being: Increased engagement in physical activity