Living in the moment not only improves your overall health and mood but also enhances productivity at the workplace, new research has revealed, suggesting that firms the world over must look into conducting mindfulness sessions for employees.
The approach can improve a range of workplace functions and appears to positively impact overall human functioning.
"Historically, companies have been reticent to offer mindfulness training because it was seen as something fluffy, esoteric and spiritual but that's changing," said Christopher Lyddy from the School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in the US.
"When you are mindful, you can have a greater consciousness in the present that's vital for any executive or manager, who, at any given moment, may be barraged with various problems that call for decisions under stress," Lyddy added.
The team considered 4,000 scientific papers on various aspects of mindfulness, distilling the information into an accessible guide documenting the impact mindfulness has on how people think, feel, act, relate and perform at work.
A small but growing body of work in the management area suggests mindfulness is linked to better workplace functioning.