Mindfulness can help employees reduce their stress and anxiety and even increase focus and attention, says Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, CEO of executive search company Jack Hammer. "Mindfulness is no longer an opaque concept reserved for yoga retreats and motivational memes," she says. "The concept and practice has ... found grateful and receptive audiences in many of the world's leading companies. "These days there is enough data, research and scientific information supporting not only the personal but also commercial benefits of a more in-tune, holistic approach to life and work." story_article_left1 Goodman-Bhyat says companies do not have to make a big financial investment to introduce mindfulness practices. She has the following advice: Make sure there is commitment from the leaders of the project. If there are employees who are already practising mindfulness, it is worth encouraging them to lead the programme, as they will be good advocates for the initiative; For a programme to take...

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