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Employees who practice mindfulness meditation are less motivated, having realized the futility of their jobs / Boing Boing
Turns out that people who meditate are less motivated: "Meditation was correlated with reduced thoughts about the future and greater feelings of calm and serenity -- states seemingly not conducive to wanting to tackle a work project.
weekly  meditation  mindfulness 
4 days ago by twwoodward
Opinion | Hey Boss, You Don’t Want Your Employees to Meditate - The New York Times
But on the face of it, mindfulness might seem counterproductive in a workplace setting. A central technique of mindfulness meditation, after all, is to accept things as they are. Yet companies want their employees to be motivated. And the very notion of motivation — striving to obtain a more desirable future — implies some degree of discontentment with the present, which seems at odds with a psychological exercise that instills equanimity and a sense of calm.
mindfulness  meditation  employment  productivity  research  NYTimes  2018 
5 days ago by inspiral
Hey Boss, You Don’t Want Your Employees to Meditate
“Mindfulness might be unhelpful for dealing with difficult assignments at work, but it may be exactly what is called for in other contexts. There is no denying that mindfulness can be beneficial, bringing about calm and acceptance. Once you’ve reached a peak level of acceptance, however, you’re not going to be motivated to work harder.”
mindfulness  productivity  studies  work 
5 days ago by cote

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