Mindful Working

Course Overview

In this seminar we introduce the principles of mindfulness and explain how mindful working can help boost efficiency, performance and work satisfaction. We combine mindfulness techniques from Eastern Philosophy with time management techniques from Western psychology. The practices we teach on this course will help delegates feel less ‘busy’ and more productive.

Format/Timing

2 ½-hour interactive seminar. All of courses can be delivered face-to-face or online.

Who should attend?

Anyone who’d like to apply the principles of mindful working for higher performance and greater fulfilment at work.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what mindfulness is and how it can be applied at work
  2. Identify Flow moments – when individuals are most productive at work
  3. Minimise and manage interruptions to stay in Flow for longer
  4. Apply simple effective techniques for goal setting, planning and prioritising tasks

Course topics

  • What is mindfulness?
  • How to practice simple mindfulness techniques during the working day for greater focus and productivity
  • Being in a mindful state at work – how to identify your Flow moments
  • Managing interruptions for greater productivity
  • Being mindful about what you work on
  • Shaping your job objectives
  • The Eisenhower/Time Management Matrix
  • Stephen Covey’s Spheres of Concern model
  • Birkinshaw and Cohen’s technique for identifying low-value tasks.

You'll work away with tips and techniques for greater focus and greater satisfaction at work.

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Facilitator

Matthew Critchlow, PhD, MD of Thrive and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster.

Design

This course was developed in collaboration with Lindsay Comalie from the Learning & Development Department of Imperial College London.