Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out

March 10, 2015|
Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out by David Gelles
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ANew York Times reporter reveals what business leaders around the country are already discovering: Meditation may be the key to fostering a happier, more productive workplace.

For the past few years, mindfulness has begun to transform the American workplace. Many of our largest companies, such as General Mills, Ford, Target, and Google, have built extensive programs to foster mindful practices among their workers.Mindful Work is the first book to explain how all sorts of businesses and any kind of worker can benefit from meditation, yoga, and other mindful techniques. As a business reporter for theNew York Times who has also practiced meditation for two decades, David Gelles is uniquely qualified to chart the growing nexus between these two realms. As he proves, mindfulness lowers stress, increases mental focus, and alleviates depression among workers. He also offers real-world examples of how mindfulness has benefited companies that have adopted it — from the millions of dollars Aetna has saved in health-care costs to the ways Patagonia has combined leadership in its market with a pervasively mindful outlook.

Gelles's revelatory book picks up where bestsellers likeThrive and10% Happier leave off, by detailing how mindfulness works in and for the companies that adopt it, revealing the profound impact mindfulness can have on the world of work.Mindful Workgoes beyond other books on the subject by providing evidence for the practical benefits of mindfulness and showing readers how to become more mindful themselves.
DAVID GELLES is a staff writer for the New York Times Sunday Business section. Previously, he was a correspondent for the Financial Times , and his work has appeared in Forbes , the Los Angeles Times , and other publications. He has also practiced meditation regularly for over a decade, ever since studying the technique while li...
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Title:Mindful Work: How Meditation Is Changing Business from the Inside Out
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.08 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.08 in
Published:March 10, 2015
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780544227224

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