Is Mindfulness Demotivating? State Mindfulness as a Workplace Intervention

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Andrew Hafenbrack, PhD at the 2019 At Work Summit

Professor Hafenbrack presents his findings of research studies on Meditation and State Mindfulness, exploring if Mindfulness helps with motivating for mundane tasks. He explores the difference between State and Trait mindfulness, and the response his controversial NYT op-ed received that stated research studies had resulted in people feeling demotivated when it came to doing mundane tasks. This session discusses this research and the implication for organizations on employee performance. Also, Professor Hafenbrack outlines possibilities of future research, to expand the understanding of Meditation and Mindfulness on tasks and outcomes.

Additional resources: 4 Reasons We Need More Critics of Mindfulness

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