Mindfulness at Work: A New Approach to Improving Individual and Organizational Performance

  title={Mindfulness at Work: A New Approach to Improving Individual and Organizational Performance},
  author={Patrick K. Hyland and R. Andrew Lee and Maura J. Mills},
  journal={Industrial and Organizational Psychology},
  pages={576 - 602}
In recent years the concept of mindfulness has become increasingly popular, and with good reason. A growing body of research indicates that mindfulness provides a number of physical, psychological, and even performance benefits. As a result, some organizations have started offering mindfulness programs to their employees. But despite growing interest, mindfulness has received little attention from the industrial–organizational community. In this article, we provide an overview of what… 

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