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Director of the Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU, Prof Jochen Reb, together with his colleague Paul Atkins from Australian Catholic University, has recently an edited book on Mindfulness in Organizations with Cambridge University Press. Visit our blog on the book at Cambridge University Press fifteeneightyfour
Book Info: Mindfulness, or open, present-centred awareness, has long played an important role in contemplative traditions across the globe as a way to develop physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Recently, the popular media has also been abuzz, speaking of a “mindfulness revolution”, as major companies such as Google and Cisco have started to offer mindfulness-based programs for their staff.  But despite the exploding amount of interest in workplace mindfulness, relatively little research has so far been published. This book provides an overview of the current state of research on mindfulness in organisations written by some of the world’s leading researchers in this field. By emphasizing foundations, diversity of approaches, and future directions, it addresses any scholar interested in this research area. Furthermore, applied chapters provide valuable ideas for implementing mindfulness programs in organisations, for teaching mindfulness in business contexts, and for coaching with mindfulness.

Brown, K. W., Ryan, R. M., & Creswell, J. D. (2007). Mindfulness: Theoretical foundations and evidence for its salutary effects. Psychological Inquiry, 18(4), 211-237.

Bishop, S. R., Lau, M., Shapiro, S., Carlson, L., Anderson, N. D., Carmody, J., ... & Devins, G. (2004). Mindfulness: A proposed operational definition. Clinical psychology: Science and practice, 11(3), 230-241.

Davidson, R. J. (2010). Empirical explorations of mindfulness: conceptual and methodological conundrums.

Langer, E. J. (1989). Mindfulness. Addison-Wesley/Addison Wesley Longman.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1982). An outpatient program in behavioral medicine for chronic pain patients based on the practice of mindfulness meditation: Theoretical considerations and preliminary results. General hospital psychiatry, 4(1), 33-47.

Kabat‐Zinn, J. (2003). Mindfulness‐based interventions in context: past, present, and future. Clinical psychology: Science and practice, 10(2), 144-156.

Baer, R. A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical psychology: Science and practice, 10(2), 125-143.


Blog entry for the International Positive Education Network on Mindfulness in the Classroom by Prof William Tov, covering two meta-analysis on MBIs in school settings. 


The Power of Wellbeing in People Management

Investing in employee health pays dividends in the long run. So why are so many business leaders still not convinced? Read More


Leading Mindfully: Latest Fad or Essential Skill? in HQ Asia 02/2017

Stop. Take a breath. Just observe the natural flow of your breath, letting go of anything that’s on your mind for a few minutes. Now, read on to hear more about the long-term benefits of mindfulness from Professor Jochen Reb, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources and Director of the Mindfulness Initiative at Singapore Management University. Read More


Practice Mindfulness to Beat Stress in The Straits Times 03-01/2017

The new year is not all happiness. With new technologies and new ways of working, it also promises more pressure in people's lives. Some practise "mindfulness" as a way to deal with stress. But what is it? And how does one apply it? Read More


Leading Authentically – Overcoming the ‘Mind-Boggling’ Consequences of Mindless Leadership in Catalyst Asia 01-06/2015
by Thomas Menkhoff

The extent of fake leadership and management behaviour in business and society is mind-boggling as indicated by the large number of corporate non-compliance cases and trust violations. Examples include the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the damaged reputation of UK-based pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline as a consequence of a bribery case in China or the recent class action lawsuit related to price-fixing of tickets for trans-Pacific flights. Read More

FFMQ long version
Baer, R. A., Smith, G. T., Hopkins, J., et al. (2006). Using self-report assessment methods to explore facets of mindfulness. Assessment, 13(1), 27-45.

Baer, R. A., Smith, G. T., Lykins, E., et al. (2008). Construct validity of the five facet mindfulness questionnaire in meditating and nonmeditating samples. Assessment, 15(3), 329-42.
de Bruin, E. I., Topper, M., Muskens, J. G., Bögels, S. M., & Kamphuis, J. H. (2012). Psychometric properties of the Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) in a meditating and a non-meditating sample. Assessment, 19(2), 187-197.
Van Dam, N. T., Earleywine, M., & Danoff-Burg, S. (2009). Differential item function across meditators and non-meditators on the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(5), 516-521.
Lilja, J. L., Lundh, L. G., Josefsson, T., & Falkenström, F. (2013). Observing as an essential facet of mindfulness: a comparison of FFMQ patterns in meditating and non-meditating individuals. Mindfulness, 4(3), 203-212.

FFMQ short
Bohlmeijer, E., Peter, M., Fledderus, M., Veehof, M., & Baer, R. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire in depressed adults and development of a short form. Assessment, 1073191111408231.

MAAS long
Brown, K. W., & Ryan, R. M. (2003). The benefits of being present: mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being. Journal of personality and social psychology, 84(4), 822.

MAAS short
Van Dam, N. T., Earleywine, M., & Borders, A. (2010). Measuring mindfulness? An item response theory analysis of the mindful attention awareness scale.Personality and Individual Differences, 49(7), 805-810.

Experiences questionnaire
Fresco, D. M., Moore, M. T., van Dulmen, M. H., Segal, Z. V., Ma, S. H., Teasdale, J. D., & Williams, J. M. G. (2007). Initial psychometric properties of the experiences questionnaire: validation of a self-report measure of decentering. Behavior Therapy, 38(3), 234-246.


Last updated on 09 Nov 2017 .