Tools for organisations and practitioners

<p>A variety of toolkits and guidance documents have been developed to help organisations implement mindfulness interventions in the workplace. These resources have been developed to help practitioners take an organisational approach to mindfulness. </p>
Author: Private Sector Working Group

Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace. The Mindfulness Initiative (2016)

This document is written by volunteers from a range of private sector organisations and the civil service; it includes volunteers from BT, EY, HSBC, GE and Jaguar Land Rover as well as academics and mindfulness trainers.  The document aims to help those who are developing a business case for mindfulness training in their own organisation.  It includes scientific evidence, business benefits, case studies and a variety of toolkits to help in designing, implementing and evaluating a programme.  It is hoped that this document will help organisations at a range of stages with their mindfulness programmes.

Author: Carter, Tobias & Spiegelhalter. Institute for Employment Studies & Cranfield.

Mindfulness in organisations. Case studies of organisational practice (2016)

This report is comprised of findings from a literature review, seven case studies from a variety of organisations that have implemented mindfulness and finally a section which discusses lessons learned from the interventions and barriers and enablers and top tips from industry experts.  Each case study details the background, the implementation of the mindfulness programme and the results.  One example of an organisation who introduced mindfulness is Google.  Google provide a variety of mindfulness courses but the most popular is 'Search Inside Yourself.'  This course is a 4-week programme that blends mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience.  The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute is a not for profit organisation and self-reports from individuals from 50 different organisations in Australia who had attended SIY sessions showed that 70% increased in energy levels and 91% increased their ability to remain calm.  In the final section of the report lessons learned are described, these include selecting a delivery format that fits the working patterns of employees, have a rationale for the leaders/employees being chosen/targeted and provide on-going support for trained employees so that they keep practicing their recently learnt skills. Top tips include ensuring that the course content is relevant for the organisation and adapted to the organisational context as well as being authentically developed.

Author: Michael Chaskalson

The Mindful Workplace: Developing resilient individuals and resonant organisations with MBSR (2011)

This book is written by Michael Chaskalson who has 40 years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines.  He is also CEO of Mindfulness Works Ltd. and Professor of Practice at Ashridge Business School. This book describes the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the workplace.  Neuroscience research demonstrating the positive effect of mindfulness is discussed and an eight-week mindfulness training course specifically designed for the workplace is described.

Author: Inlay Insights

Mainstream Mindfulness (2016)

This report discusses what mindfulness is and the impact of mindfulness.  It then discusses the impact of mindfulness at work as well as providing tips for being more mindful at work and tips for becoming a more mindful leader.

 

Four short case studies examining companies that have implemented mindfulness at work are then discussed.  The case studies are from: Google, General Mills, BlackRock and Aetna.  Over 1,400 BlackRock employees in 17 countries have chosen to participate in the programme.  The results show that 66% experience less stress or are better able to manage stress, 46% experience increased innovation and creativity and 60% experience increased focus, mental resilience and better-decision-making and 63% are better able to manage their own productivity at work.

Author: Mental workout

How mindfulness can help your employees and improve your company's bottom line (2016)

This document is a useful document for those in organisations who want to further their knowledge about mindfulness and implement a mindfulness intervention.  The document discusses problems companies face, such as stress and anxiety and burnout and absenteeism, the benefits of implementing mindfulness such as decreased stress and sickness days, increased concentration and greater well-being.  The document also explains what mindfulness is and provides suggestions for how to create a workplace where mindfulness can develop within three stages: implement and enable, engage and support and integrate and embed.

Author: Private Sector Working Group

Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace. The Mindfulness Initiative (2016)

Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace. The Mindfulness Initiative (2016)

This document is written by volunteers from a range of private sector organisations and the civil service; it includes volunteers from BT, EY, HSBC, GE and Jaguar Land Rover as well as academics and mindfulness trainers.  The document aims to help those who are developing a business case for mindfulness training in their own organisation.  It includes scientific evidence, business benefits, case studies and a variety of toolkits to help in designing, implementing and evaluating a programme.  It is hoped that this document will help organisations at a range of stages with their mindfulness programmes.

Author: Private Sector Working Group

Building the Case for Mindfulness in the Workplace. The Mindfulness Initiative (2016)

This document is written by volunteers from a range of private sector organisations and the civil service; it includes volunteers from BT, EY, HSBC, GE and Jaguar Land Rover as well as academics and mindfulness trainers.  The document aims to help those who are developing a business case for mindfulness training in their own organisation.  It includes scientific evidence, business benefits, case studies and a variety of toolkits to help in designing, implementing and evaluating a programme.  It is hoped that this document will help organisations at a range of stages with their mindfulness programmes.

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Author: Carter, Tobias & Spiegelhalter. Institute for Employment Studies & Cranfield.

Mindfulness in organisations. Case studies of organisational practice (2016)

Mindfulness in organisations. Case studies of organisational practice (2016)

This report is comprised of findings from a literature review, seven case studies from a variety of organisations that have implemented mindfulness and finally a section which discusses lessons learned from the interventions and barriers and enablers and top tips from industry experts.  Each case study details the background, the implementation of the mindfulness programme and the results.  One example of an organisation who introduced mindfulness is Google.  Google provide a variety of mindfulness courses but the most popular is 'Search Inside Yourself.'  This course is a 4-week programme that blends mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience.  The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute is a not for profit organisation and self-reports from individuals from 50 different organisations in Australia who had attended SIY sessions showed that 70% increased in energy levels and 91% increased their ability to remain calm.  In the final section of the report lessons learned are described, these include selecting a delivery format that fits the working patterns of employees, have a rationale for the leaders/employees being chosen/targeted and provide on-going support for trained employees so that they keep practicing their recently learnt skills. Top tips include ensuring that the course content is relevant for the organisation and adapted to the organisational context as well as being authentically developed.

Author: Carter, Tobias & Spiegelhalter. Institute for Employment Studies & Cranfield.

Mindfulness in organisations. Case studies of organisational practice (2016)

This report is comprised of findings from a literature review, seven case studies from a variety of organisations that have implemented mindfulness and finally a section which discusses lessons learned from the interventions and barriers and enablers and top tips from industry experts.  Each case study details the background, the implementation of the mindfulness programme and the results.  One example of an organisation who introduced mindfulness is Google.  Google provide a variety of mindfulness courses but the most popular is 'Search Inside Yourself.'  This course is a 4-week programme that blends mindfulness, emotional intelligence and neuroscience.  The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute is a not for profit organisation and self-reports from individuals from 50 different organisations in Australia who had attended SIY sessions showed that 70% increased in energy levels and 91% increased their ability to remain calm.  In the final section of the report lessons learned are described, these include selecting a delivery format that fits the working patterns of employees, have a rationale for the leaders/employees being chosen/targeted and provide on-going support for trained employees so that they keep practicing their recently learnt skills. Top tips include ensuring that the course content is relevant for the organisation and adapted to the organisational context as well as being authentically developed.

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Author: Michael Chaskalson

The Mindful Workplace: Developing resilient individuals and resonant organisations with MBSR (2011)

The Mindful Workplace: Developing resilient individuals and resonant organisations with MBSR (2011)

This book is written by Michael Chaskalson who has 40 years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines.  He is also CEO of Mindfulness Works Ltd. and Professor of Practice at Ashridge Business School. This book describes the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the workplace.  Neuroscience research demonstrating the positive effect of mindfulness is discussed and an eight-week mindfulness training course specifically designed for the workplace is described.

Author: Michael Chaskalson

The Mindful Workplace: Developing resilient individuals and resonant organisations with MBSR (2011)

This book is written by Michael Chaskalson who has 40 years of personal practice of mindfulness and related disciplines.  He is also CEO of Mindfulness Works Ltd. and Professor of Practice at Ashridge Business School. This book describes the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the workplace.  Neuroscience research demonstrating the positive effect of mindfulness is discussed and an eight-week mindfulness training course specifically designed for the workplace is described.

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Author: Inlay Insights

Mainstream Mindfulness (2016)

Mainstream Mindfulness (2016)

This report discusses what mindfulness is and the impact of mindfulness.  It then discusses the impact of mindfulness at work as well as providing tips for being more mindful at work and tips for becoming a more mindful leader.

 

Four short case studies examining companies that have implemented mindfulness at work are then discussed.  The case studies are from: Google, General Mills, BlackRock and Aetna.  Over 1,400 BlackRock employees in 17 countries have chosen to participate in the programme.  The results show that 66% experience less stress or are better able to manage stress, 46% experience increased innovation and creativity and 60% experience increased focus, mental resilience and better-decision-making and 63% are better able to manage their own productivity at work.

Author: Inlay Insights

Mainstream Mindfulness (2016)

This report discusses what mindfulness is and the impact of mindfulness.  It then discusses the impact of mindfulness at work as well as providing tips for being more mindful at work and tips for becoming a more mindful leader.

 

Four short case studies examining companies that have implemented mindfulness at work are then discussed.  The case studies are from: Google, General Mills, BlackRock and Aetna.  Over 1,400 BlackRock employees in 17 countries have chosen to participate in the programme.  The results show that 66% experience less stress or are better able to manage stress, 46% experience increased innovation and creativity and 60% experience increased focus, mental resilience and better-decision-making and 63% are better able to manage their own productivity at work.

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Author: Mental workout

How mindfulness can help your employees and improve your company's bottom line (2016)

How mindfulness can help your employees and improve your company's bottom line (2016)

This document is a useful document for those in organisations who want to further their knowledge about mindfulness and implement a mindfulness intervention.  The document discusses problems companies face, such as stress and anxiety and burnout and absenteeism, the benefits of implementing mindfulness such as decreased stress and sickness days, increased concentration and greater well-being.  The document also explains what mindfulness is and provides suggestions for how to create a workplace where mindfulness can develop within three stages: implement and enable, engage and support and integrate and embed.

Author: Mental workout

How mindfulness can help your employees and improve your company's bottom line (2016)

This document is a useful document for those in organisations who want to further their knowledge about mindfulness and implement a mindfulness intervention.  The document discusses problems companies face, such as stress and anxiety and burnout and absenteeism, the benefits of implementing mindfulness such as decreased stress and sickness days, increased concentration and greater well-being.  The document also explains what mindfulness is and provides suggestions for how to create a workplace where mindfulness can develop within three stages: implement and enable, engage and support and integrate and embed.

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