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WOrg Researchers Win Outstanding Author Contribution Award

February 1, 2012

"Mindfulness at Work" honored in Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management

"Mindfulness at Work," by Work and Organizations (WOrg) Professors Theresa Glomb and Michelle Duffy, Associate Professor Joyce Bono, and PhD student Tao Yang has been selected as the winner for the 2012 Outstanding Author Contribution award from Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management (Vol 30, 2011).

The authors argue that state and trait mindfulness and mindfulness-based practices in the workplace should enhance employee outcomes. They outline a model of the mental and neurobiological processes by which mindfulness and mindfulness-based practices improve self-regulation of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, linking them to both performance and employee well-being in the workplace. They especially focus on the power of mindfulness, via improved self-regulation, to enhance social relationships in the workplace, make employees more resilient in the face of challenges, and increase task performance.