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MINDFULNESS IN BUSINESS

"General Mills has even begun research into its efficacy, and the early results are striking. After one of Marturano’s seven-week courses, 83 per cent of participants said they were “taking time each day to optimise my personal productivity” – up from 23 per cent before the course. Eighty-two per cent said they now make time to eliminate tasks with limited productivity value – up from 32 per cent before the course. And among senior executives who took the course, 80 per cent reported a positive change in their ability to make better decisions, while 89 per cent said they became better listeners."

"Mindfulness. Everybody's doing it.  From Google to the NHS and Transport for London. 
Even Harvard Business School includes mindfulness principles in its leadership programmes."
-  The Guardian

  • Mindfulness enhances focus and improves attention
  • Mindfulness returns you to the present in order to address what is in front of you; it improves concentration and focus
  • Mindfulness promotes better listening skills which improves relationships
  • Mindfulness teaches people to listen at a deep and fundamental level
  • Mindfulness reduces stress
  • Mindfulness can assist people rest more fully and sleep deeply
  • Mindfulness improves impulse control and decision making
  • Mindfulness helps to see situations more clearly, improving conflict resolution, and reducing blame
  • Mindfulness fosters wellness
  • Mindfulness helps manage illness leading to fewer absences in the workplace


Mindfulness At Work(Forbes)

A number of well-known companies have implemented mindfulness programs for its employees. For example:

  1. Apple
  2. Google
  3. McKinsey & Company
  4. Deutsche Bank
  5. Procter & Gamble
  6. Astra Zeneca
  7. General Mills
  8. Aetna


An August Financial Times article describes the growth in mindfulness in the West and cites General Mills as one company that is making it an integral part of its company culture.