Mindfulness in Organizations

Foundations, Research, and Applications

Author: Jochen Reb,Paul W. B. Atkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107064805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

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Provides researchers and professionals with an overview of the latest theory and empirical research on mindfulness in an organizational context.
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Managing Health and Wellbeing in the Public Sector

A Guide to Best Practice

Author: Cary L. Cooper,Ian Hesketh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317399870

Category: Psychology

Page: 120

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As governments throughout the world experience increasing fiscal challenges, the pressures on public sectors to streamline services and harness technological advances is unprecedented. Many have undergone huge budgetary cuts as a result, but what are the effects of this intense organisational change on such a large and varied workforce? And how can managers within the public sector meet the challenge of delivering services whilst maintaining the health and wellbeing of staff tasked with carrying out the work? Managing Health and WellBeing in the Public Sector: A Guide to Best Practice is the ideal companion to any manager in these challenging times. Exploring the realities of working in the public sector, and those factors which can add meaning and purpose to working life, the book provides managers with a practical toolkit for creating the best working environment, as well as nurturing resilience and motivation within their staff. Written by two authors with a lifetime of experience in the field, the book also examines why promoting occupational health and wellbeing is beneficial to organizations, drawing on a wealth of international research to support this argument. It concludes with a series of case studies in which an international range of public sector managers discuss initiatives they have implemented, and how successful they have been. This is the ideal companion for any manager working in the public sector. It will also be instructive reading for students or researchers of occupational or organizational psychology, as well as HRM.
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Utopia in the Anthropocene

A Change Plan for a Sustainable and Equitable World

Author: Michael Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429859562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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Utopia in the Anthropocene takes a cross-disciplinary approach to analyse our current world problems, identify the key resistance to change and take the reader step by step towards a more sustainable, equitable and rewarding world. It presents paradigm-shifting models of economics, political decision-making, business organization and leadership and community life. These are supported by psychological evidence, utopian literature and inspirational changes in history. The Anthropocene is in crisis, because human activity is changing almost everything about life on this planet at an unparalleled pace. Climate change, the environmental emergency, economic inequality, threats to democracy and peace and an onslaught of new technology: these planetwide risks can seem too big to comprehend, let alone manage. Our reckless pursuit of infinite economic growth on a finite planet could even take us towards a global dystopia. As an unprecedented frenzy of change grips the world, the case for utopia is stronger than ever. An effective change plan requires a bold, imaginative vision, practical goals and clarity around the psychological values necessary to bring about a transformation. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the environmental humanities, sustainability studies, ecological economics, organizational psychology, politics, utopian philosophy and literature – and all who long for a better world.
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Still Moving

How to Lead Mindful Change

Author: Deborah Rowland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119164923

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

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Mindfulness On The Go

Discover how to be mindful wherever you are—at home or work, on your daily commute, or whenever you're on the move

Author: Anna Black

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 1782497579

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Whether you are at home or at work, on your daily commute or travelling, you can practise mindfulness to decrease stress and improve your health and wellbeing. t is often challenging to weave mindfulness into our day as we get caught up in the busy-ness of life. It can feel overwhelming sometimes to know what to do and how to start doing something different and having to decide stops us doing anything at all. Mindfulness on the Go is designed to address this problem. It introduces the essential pillars of mindfulness and how to cultivate it, then offers 52 suggestions, divided into practices and activities, to start using it every day. Practices are mini meditations to do while you are out and about, while activities focus more on becoming aware of your habitual patterns of behaviour, as well as how mindfulness can help you to cultivate new ones. By focusing on just one thing per day, it makes it easier to remember rather than just feeling you should be mindful all the time. As you become familiar with the type of practices, you will find that you begin to do them without the prompts, and mindfulness will become part of your daily life.
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