How having a mindfulness KPI would look like in an organisation?
Stress, depression, constant information overload and continuous distractions are associated with decreased performance. Job places have become a demanding fast paced environments and the technology advances have created a need for information consumption and distractions leading to an ever busy mind causing compulsive involuntary thinking.
How having no thoughts looks like? How being present looks and feels like? 80/ 90% of the people’s thinking is repetitive and useless causing serious leakage of energy. This kind of compulsive thinking as Eckhart Tolle mentions in the Power of now is an addition. When practising mindfulness by being present, your attention is in the now. You find the inner stillness which is inseparable from your being and frees you from this unconscious thinking.
The advantage of practising mindfulness in the workspace is resulting in higher performing teams with improved relationships, wellbeing and resilience
Most organisations are aware of the importance of their people wellbeing and development of their employees and not all of them are actively equipping its employees with the necessary tools.
Dot-com companies like Google and Yahoo were amongst the first to embrace mindfulness training and other organisations like Capital One, Nuffield Health, British Telecom and the UK Parliament are following suit. (oxford mindfulness centre)
In essence, mindfulness is more than a mere productivity tool, it is a different quality of relating to the world. While it may well enhance performance and improve resilience, it is equally likely to heighten employees’ awareness of mismanagement and bad working conditions. While it may increase an organisation’s human capital, mindfulness may also address “the most pressing problems of society at their very root – at the level of the human mind and heart.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn quoted in MAPPG, p. 10)
In this age of information abundance and overload, those who get ahead will be the folks who figure out what to leave out, so they can concentrate on what’s really important to them. Therefore what that means for organisations is having employees that focus on the now and the things that can control and have the biggest impact.
This approach can clearly be linked to employees KPI.
How is your organisation dealing with mindfulness?
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