Researchers have found that the accelerated pace of modern office life is taking its toll on productivity, employee engagement, creativity and well-being. Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance.
Ironically, we have become too overworked, unfocused, and busy to stop and ask ourselves the most important question: What can we do to break the cycle of being constantly under pressure, always-on, overloaded with information and in environments filled with distractions? Do we need to accept this as the new workplace reality and continue to survive rather than thrive in modern day work environments?
What if your organisation’s culture could be fuelled by creativity and productivity? It is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today’s constant pressures and distraction?
The secret to dealing with life’s interruptions is incredibly simple: Give each distraction just “one second’s” time, mindfully. Many companies turn to mindfulness to help their workers become more attentive and less distracted.
Today’s guest has worked with a multitude of fortune 500 countries in over 22 countries. He is the founder and managing director of the Potential Project and the focus of today’s show is his wonderful book “One Second Ahead”.
Selling mindfulness within an organisation
Translating the benefits to business needs
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