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Mindfulness in the Workplace

Mindfulness in the Workplace

An Evidence-based Approach to Improving Wellbeing and Maximizing Performance

Margaret A. Chapman-Clarke


Address issues such as resilience, change management and engagement with this guide to organizational applications of mindfulness.

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About the book

Mindfulness-based interventions in organizations offer the potential to build individual and organizational resilience, engage employees and address workplace stress. Mindfulness in the Workplace is a practical guide written for practitioners who want to learn how mindfulness can be used as a change management and organizational development strategy. Drawing from the latest research evidence from neuro- and behavioural science, Mindfulness in the Workplace offers a framework and guidance on how to start evolution- not revolution- in the organization. It ensures the greatest chance of success, showing how to identify the key stakeholders and work with them on understanding the power of a mindfulness initiative, how to identify a mindfulness champion, adapt the language of mindfulness to the context of the organization, establish metrics, and measure return on investment.

Mindfulness in the Workplace proposes that HR and OD professionals are best placed to understand the complexity of implementing change in organizational systems and, therefore, the practice of mindfulness need to be brought in-house, even if they bring in external mindfulness coaches to train their leaders. Case studies including Capital One Finance and the NHS Mental Health Trust cover the reasoning behind these initiatives, how they were planned, the barriers they faced, the lessons learned, and their results. This book offers a forum for HR and OD practitioners to hear from other practitioners who have implemented organizational mindfulness-based interventions using change management principles so that they can understand how they might be applied to their own practice and their own organizations.


an important and essential reference point for practitioners and academics trying to deepen their awareness of mindfulness and in navigating through the narratives of fairness and dignity in relation to work and HR related matters.
Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio, International HRM, The University of Manchester

Margaret has brought together diverse peers in the community of practice to share their stories, lived experiences, learning, reflections, insights, and practical knowledge on how mindfulness is transforming individuals and the workplace. This is a must-read book for anyone who is thinking about introducing mindfulness in their organization.
Dr Ho Law, Founder, Empsy®, Cambridge Coaching Psychology Group

Whether you're a vehement critic, still sitting on the fence or feel marginalized in your enthusiasm for mindfulness-based workplace interventions, I urge you to read this important book! Its inclusion of inspiring yet honest stories from practitioners and organisations actually applying mindfulness is particularly welcome in what is still a rather barren field....This collection goes a long way to... heal the split between the personal and the professional in the workplace and beyond, fostering organizational cultures in which people can flourish.
Liz Hall, author of Mindful Coaching and editor of Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transformation

Chapman-Clarke introduces an impressive array of perspectives, many of them from HR practitioners working in a range of sectors. But she also sets mindfulness in a broader context, and examines critically what evidence-based mindfulness might actually look like.
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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749474904
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd May 2016
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 344 pages

About the Author

Margaret Chapman-Clarke is an occupational psychologist and applied researcher specialising in coaching, emotional intelligence, resilience and mindfulness in the workplace. She has over 20 years' experience as a head of human resources and consultant in executive, team and organisational development and serves on the editorial board of Coaching at Work and Coaching: An International Journal of Coaching Theory, Research and Practice.

Margaret A. Chapman-Clarke