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Enhanced Performance in the Age of Distraction

Mindfulness as a Criterion for Evaluating Organizations

Mindfulness, as outlined here, is an important characteristic of a high performance organization. It embraces the uncertainty and constant change found in the organization such that the organization becomes more resilient, despite the unpredictability of its environment.  Or as Weick and Sutcliffe put it, “reliable outcomes require the capabilities to sense the unexpected [i.e., being mindful] in a stable manner and yet deal with the unexpected in a variable manner.”

The #1 Reason People Leave Their Jobs

They don’t feel appreciated.

  • give honest, frequent praise to your employees 
  • create a peer-to-peer recognition platform
  • keep it informal and authentic and ditch the “employee of the month” type programs