Happy, Mindful, and Productive Workers

Authored by: Cristián Coo , Susana Llorens , Marisa Salanova

The Routledge Companion to Happiness at Work

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367266554
eBook ISBN: 9780429294426
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In this chapter, we explore the relationship between Mindfulness, Happiness, and Performance from the perspective of Positive Organizational Psychology. First, we briefly introduce the selected concepts and their definitions, beginning with the introduction of the happy-and-productive workers thesis and revisiting the relevance of happiness and its different perspectives in developing a healthy work environment. Then we look into the role of Mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions in promoting happiness and performance at work from a theoretical perspective, followed by a review of the most relevant scientific findings on the positive effects of mindfulness-based interventions at work. Consequently, we establish a list of practical applications and suggestions for implementing mindfulness-based initiatives at work, due to their strong relationship with happiness and performance at work. Finally, we explore future research challenges and issues in the field of mindfulness at work.

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