Mindfulness in Organizations: Foundations, Research, and Applications

Mindfulness in Organizations: Foundations, Research, and Applications

ISBN-10:
1107683440
ISBN-13:
9781107683440
Pub. Date:
04/06/2017
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN-10:
1107683440
ISBN-13:
9781107683440
Pub. Date:
04/06/2017
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Mindfulness in Organizations: Foundations, Research, and Applications

Mindfulness in Organizations: Foundations, Research, and Applications

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Overview

Mindfulness techniques, having long played an important role in contemplative traditions around the world, are now recognized as having the potential to transform workplaces. As interest in the role of mindfulness in organizational settings continues to increase, this timely book fills a gap in the literature by providing an overview of the latest theoretical and empirical research on workplace mindfulness. It brings together world-leading scholars to explore the foundations, key discussions, diversity of approaches, and applications of mindfulness in organizations. It acts as a catalyst for future research on the topic by suggesting research directions and stimulating organizational researchers to embark on new projects involving mindfulness. Furthermore, it provides valuable ideas for implementing mindfulness programs in organizations, for teaching mindfulness in business contexts, and for coaching with mindfulness. This must-read book will appeal to researchers and professionals in the fields of organizational behavior, organizational psychology and employee well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107683440
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/06/2017
Series: Cambridge Companions to Management
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 436
Sales rank: 929,672
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Jochen Reb is Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University (SMU), where he also serves as the Director of the SMU Mindfulness Initiative. He conducts research and training on mindfulness with a particular interest in interpersonal effects of mindfulness and mindful leadership.

Paul W. B. Atkins is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, Australian Catholic University (ACU), North Sydney and researcher with the ACU Institute for Positive Psychology and Education. He regularly teaches mindfulness courses, as well as conducting research on the effects of mindfulness, values and meditation training upon identity, perspective taking, empathy and relationships.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Part I. Foundations: 1. Introduction Jochen Reb and Paul W. B. Atkins; 2. What is mindfulness, and why should organizations care about it? Shauna L. Shapiro, Margaret C. Wang and Emily H. Peltason; 3. Mindfulness: historical and contemplative context and recent developments Michael Chaskalson and Sharon Grace Hadley; 4. Methods of mindfulness: how mindfulness is studied in the workplace Ellen Choi and Hannes Leroy; 5. Applying mindfulness in the context of work: mindfulness-based interventions Hugo J. E. M. Alberts and Ute R. Hülsheger; Part II. Research: 6. Mindfulness, identity and work: mindfulness training creates a more flexible sense of self Paul W. B. Atkins and Robert Styles; 7. Improving decision making through mindfulness Natalia Karelaia and Jochen Reb; 8. Mindfulness and creativity in the workplace Ravi S. Kudesia; 9. How being mindful impacts individuals' work-family balance, conflict, and enrichment: a review of existing evidence, mechanisms and future directions Tammy D. Allen and E. Layne Paddock; 10. Building and maintaining better leadership relationships through mindfulness Richard E. Boyatzis; 11. Leading with mindfulness: exploring the relation of mindfulness with leadership behaviors, styles, and development Jochen Reb, Samantha Sim, Kraivin Chintakananda and Devasheesh P. Bhave; 12. Mindfulness in interpersonal negotiations: delineating the concept of mindfulness and proposing a mindful, relational self-regulation (MRSR) model Dejun Tony Kong; 13. Drawing the line: sketching out the role of visual templates in individual mindfulness and mindful organizing Christian Gärtner and Christian Huber; Part III. Applications: 14. Awakening at work: introducing mindfulness into organizations Mirabai Bush; 15. Mindfulness and the inside work of management: the Executive Mind at The Peter F. Drucker School of Management ​Jeremy Hunter; 16. Mindfulness in coaching Liz Hall; Index.
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