Being mindful can improve your interactions with co-workers, new study finds
Although mindfulness originates within an individual, a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher has found the benefits do not end with this person. The real payoffs emerge when an individual’s mindfulness is translated into mindful interactions and relationships. Such interactions — infused with intentionality, compassion and presence — can bring about more harmonious and healthy organizations.
“An understanding of how individuals bring mindfulness with them to work, and how these practices may contribute to interaction and relationship quality, is especially relevant as work landscapes are ever changing and interdependence is increasingly becoming the norm,” said Christopher S. Reina, Ph.D., an associate professor of management and entrepreneurship in the VCU School of Business.