Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Role of Mindfulness in Increasing Employee Productivity in Both Tactical and Strategic Types of Roles
by Fajardo, Fabiola, M.S., Pepperdine University, 2019, 113; 13904039
Abstract (Summary)

As organizations search to identify how they can achieve higher output without increasing costs, mindfulness practices are increasingly being adopted for the productivity-related benefits they reportedly provide. This study looks at Mindfulness’ impact on employee productivity and examines if this impact looks different in tactical and strategic types of roles. 27 of 30 participants completed a Mindfulness workshop. Changes in Mindfulness levels and in productivity-related factors were assessed both before and after the intervention using surveys, questionnaires, and interviews. Descriptive statistics and themes were used to analyze the data. Seeing Mindfulness as more holistic, participants described a personal impact that quickly transitioned into the workplace. This research found shifts in how participants approach their work, in their level of awareness, in their mindsets, and in being present more. Tactical and strategic types of roles displayed both similarities and differences in results. Limitations and future research directions are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mangiofico, Gary
Commitee:
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Organizational Development
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/2(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Business administration
Keywords: Distractions, Mindfulness, Productivity, Strategic roles, Stress, Tactical roles
Publication Number: 13904039
ISBN: 9781085633611
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