In two studies published in the journal Mindfulness, researchers looked at the effects of leaders being more mindful, and employee well-being and performance.
The studies found that the more mindful a leader is, the lower an employee’s emotional exhaustion is. More mindful leaders were also associated with employees having a better work-life balance, and overall job satisfaction.
The second study found that employees are also more friendly with co-workers, and helped their team more.
The second study did find something interesting though, it found that if an employee felt like they didn’t have enough autonomy or connection to others in the company, the mindfulness didn’t help.
So while mindfulness is important, don’t forget about giving employees the autonomy they need.
Read the full article: “How Mindfulness Makes You Better At Work.”