[Excerpt] Organizations are increasingly becoming interested in mindfulness and meditation. In a recent study, sixty one percent of companies said they have either implemented mindfulness solutions or considered implementing them in the past two years. The amount of interest in this topic leads many to believe that mindfulness is a cure all to their organizational problems. But is mindfulness really impacting business results?
Mindfulness has many definitions. For the purpose of our research we narrowed mindfulness down to these characteristics. Mindfulness strengthens present moment attention, intentionality, attitudes of self-compassion, and clarity. It makes individuals more likely to detect changes in their environment as well as corresponding opportunities for action.