Mindfulness at work: Studying its mechanisms of action
The aim of this study is to analyze and suggest an interpretation on the mindfulness mechanisms of action in organizations. Data was collected from 33 employees of a Portuguese organization between March and May 2016. These employees had previously participated in a six-week mindfulness training. 4 of these participants are managers and participated in the present study through semi-structured interviews. The other 29 participants completed an online questionnaire disseminated through Google forms. Results suggest concrete dimensions of mindfulness mechanisms of action in the organizational context and objectively describe each of these dimensions. It is proposed a structured model of mindfulness mechanisms of action in the workplace based on the analyzed data. The research team believes that these results may be relevant to all companies seeking contact with the advantages of implementing mindfulness. Limitations and future research are discussed.
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