Browse Definitions :
Definition

mindfulness training

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

Mindfulness training is the teaching or learning of practices designed to help participants increase their ability to live fully in the present moment. The ability to be present and aware is a powerful counter to the common tendencies to relive past events or to worry about potential events.

The corporate world is looking to mindfulness training to deal with the problem of low levels of employee engagement. In Gallup's 2013 State of the American Workplace, the consulting company reported that "52% of workers are not engaged, and worse, another 18% are actively disengaged." According to the consulting company, "active disengagement" costs businesses in the United States between $450 and $550 billion in lost productivity each year. To increase engagement among the workforce, Gallup suggests that employee well-being should be a primary focus of human resource management (HRM).

Intel is among a number of large organizations that are adopting mindfulness training to improve employee well-being and engagement – and, as a result, productivity. The company’s mindful awareness program, as it's called, is designed to develop creativity, focus, emotional intelligence and decrease stress and negativity. 

Other businesses including the insurance company Aetna, designer / retailer Eileen Fisher, Google and Twitter are also introducing meditation, yoga and other mindfulness training practices to help employees cope with the stress of the modern workplace. The approach is also being implemented in other environments including jails, hospitals, schools and the military.

See Andy Puddicombe's Ted talk on mindfulness:

This was last updated in August 2014

Continue Reading About mindfulness training

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

SearchSecurity

  • orphan account

    An orphan account, also referred to as an orphaned account, is a user account that can provide access to corporate systems, ...

  • voice squatting (skill squatting)

    Voice squatting is an attack vector for voice user interfaces (VUIs) that exploits homonyms (words that sound the same but are ...

  • WPA3

    WPA3, also known as Wi-Fi Protected Access 3, is the third version of the security certification program developed by the Wi-Fi ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity policy

    Business continuity policy is the set of standards and guidelines an organization enforces to ensure resilience and proper risk ...

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • warm site

    A warm site is a type of facility an organization uses to recover its technology infrastructure when its primary data center goes...

SearchStorage

  • cache memory

    Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access ...

  • enterprise storage

    Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data...

  • disk array

    A disk array, also called a storage array, is a data storage system used for block-based storage, file-based storage or object ...

Close