Being vs. Doing:
Contemplating Mindfulness in the Workplace
Pepperdine University's Dr. Darren Good joined MindWell-U for a one-hour live webinar to discuss:
Mechanisms and Benefits of Mindfulness in the workplace
Mindful mode vs. Thinking mode at work
Integration & Impact of training
This was a really engaging conversation with lots of questions from viewers! We have included notes on the studies, books and other information Dr. Good references that many of you were asking about during the live broadcast. You can find them below!
Here is the Herbert Simon quote he mentions.
"In an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: It consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” - Hebert Simon
Pretty amazing to think Simon stated this so many decades ago, before we held the internet in our hands and had access to unbelievably more information than we did then!
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Studies Referenced during this webinar:
Mrazek, M. D., Franklin, M. S., Phillips, D. T., Baird, B., & Schooler, J. W. (2013). Mindfulness training improves working memory capacity and GRE performance while reducing mind wandering. Psychological science, 24(5), 776-781.
Condon, P., Desbordes, G., Miller, W. B., & DeSteno, D. (2013). Meditation increases compassionate responses to suffering. Psychological science, 24(10), 2125-2127.
Simon, H. A. (2013). Administrative behavior. Simon and Schuster.
Good, D. J., Lyddy, C. J., Glomb, T. M., Bono, J. E., Brown, K. W., Duffy, M. K., ... & Lazar, S. W. (2016). Contemplating mindfulness at work: An integrative review. Journal of management, 42(1), 114-142.
Lyddy, C. J., & Good, D. J. (2017). Being while doing: an inductive model of mindfulness at work. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 2060.
Beach, M. C., Roter, D., Korthuis, P. T., Epstein, R. M., Sharp, V., Ratanawongsa, N., ... & Saha, S. (2013). A multicenter study of physician mindfulness and health care quality. The Annals of Family Medicine, 11(5), 421-428.
Reb, J., Narayanan, J., & Chaturvedi, S. (2014). Leading mindfully: Two studies on the influence of supervisor trait mindfulness on employee well-being and performance. Mindfulness, 5(1), 36-45.
Ahlvik, C., Lyddy, C. J., Reina, C., Good, D. J., & Reb, J. M. (2018, July). Overworked and Under-Resourced: A Mindfulness Intervention for Middle Manager Well-Being. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2018, No. 1, p. 14938). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.