The subject of Mindfulness, or open awareness of present-moment experiences, has received increased attention and interest in the academic and corporate arenas. The Singapore Management University has embarked on a Mindfulness Initiative with a mission to promote research, education, and outreach on mindfulness, focusing on its application to organisations and the workplace. SMU also organised an inaugural conference titled the Mindfulness Conversation in 2013, which was very well-received.
Dr Jochen Reb, who is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource at SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business, has been conducting research on Mindfulness in Organisations and Mindful Leadership. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology.
In this podcast, Associate Professor Reb shares his insights into what mindfulness is and how it can help leaders and organisations to become more effective.