Last week we introduced mindfulness and the benefits of mindfulness training programs that have been offered to employees in corporations in the West. A mindfulness intervention called Meditation Awareness Training (MAT), introduced by Dr. William Van Gordon of the University of Derby (UK) is an example of research-based programs with great impacts on employee performance, productivity, engagement and leadership skills. This week we are providing more research findings of the program, and another example of mindfulness intervention program initiated by Google.
Source: Can mindfulness help companies thrive in times of turmoil?
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Dr William Van Gordon is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Professor of Contemplative Psychology at the University of Derby, UK. He is widely regarded as a leading international expert in Contemplative Psychology and in the last 5 years alone, in addition to three books William has published over 100 academic papers, including in some of the world’s leading psychology and medical journals. William’s research has been described as “groundbreaking” by Grazia UK, and during the past 24 months, his work has been featured by national or major news outlets on more than 100 occasions in 15 different countries, including by the national BBC TV News Channel, BBC East-Midlands Today, BBC Inside Out, ITV, The Times, The Telegraph, BBC News (Online), The Sun, Express, Metro, talkRadio, Mail Online, and BBC Mundo. William also writes a regular blog on Contemplative Psychology for Psychology Today. Prior to joining academia, William was a Buddhist monk for ten years and he has previously worked in senior management roles for Marconi Plc, PepsiCo International and Aldi Stores Ltd. In the case of this latter position, he had total operational responsibility for a £28 million portfolio of six supermarkets with over 60 employees. William regularly travels all over the world to give keynote speeches, lectures and workshops on meditation and contemplative practice.
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