From John C. Thomas, Intel, NIB : Mindfulness is one of the best kept secrets in business today. It is a human potential movement that has quietly emerged over the past decade, transforming individuals and organizations. It does this through simple principles and practices that make us more aware of our minds, emotions, and bodies, our intentions, and our interactions with colleagues, friends, and family.
Mindfulness draws from many fields, both modern and ancient. It embodies research in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive therapies, and quantum physics, as readily as it draws on time-proven traditions of meditation, yoga, and reflective philosophies. Mindfulness is agnostic in that it respects individual’s personal beliefs, religion, or ideologies; yet it also embodies the growing universal recognition that all life is connected in a fundamental way. Mindfulness is helping a growing number of people fulfill their potential at work while achieve a greater fulfillment and harmony in their personal life. This may explain why organizations as diverse as Google, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Intel, the US Military, and universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford now offering mindfulness programs in one form or another
After having attended only 5-6 sessions (avg), survey results show participants moving (self assessed) from moderate to high (vs baseline survey) engagement , clarity, focus, wellbeing, and quality of relationships,
“A program such as this should be considered a foundational building block program for all employees”- 8-week participant
Nurturing Innovation at Intel through Mindfulness
Nurturing Innovation at Intel
Qua Veda, Intel IT