A Contemporary Management Practice: Mindfulness in The Work Settings

Published on Oct 30, 2020
Fatma Yeşilkuş1
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Onur Başar Özbozkurt3
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In recent years, the concept of mindfulness has become more salient in organizations that concern about the impact of the constant unpredictable change on the well-being and performance of employees. Mindfulness in organizations refers to the degree to which employees are mindful and aware in their workplace and is a practicable strategy to encourage employee performance and noteworthy organizational efficiency. It occurs when promoting awareness of vision, goals, and values of the organizations, integrating organization vision with the executive team, interacting regardfully and mindfully with internal and external customers, identifying the fundamental problems facing the organization, and creating an environment where employees interconnected each other and their voice is equally valued. In this respect, for organizations, mindfulness has a myriad of benefits that contain empathy and greater acceptance of colleagues, resiliency (response flexibility), improved working memory and task performance, increased self-determination, and more accurate affective forecasting (gut feelings). Therefore, the current study was carried out to understand the contributions of mindfulness to help both employees and managers for improving their core competencies in accordance with organizational efficiency and effectiveness and aimed at exploring the necessity of integrating mindfulness in the work settings as a contemporary management practice.
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