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Mindfulness and Multi-Tasking

Rasmus Hougard | 47:14


What we're going to talk about for these next few hours for this hour is basically four things. 

First of all, I'm going to ask you the question, why corporate mindfulness? And of course, you cannot know because this is not your business. So basically, I'm going to answer it myself. But with your help, hopefully, from there, we will look at what is it actually, and we'll do a short little exercise, a short little mindfulness training. 

So when you leave this room, you'll actually have tried, what this mindfulness training is. After that, we'll just look briefly at what the scientists say that you can actually get out of it, when you engage in it in a training like this. And at the end, we will go back to what will actually end we'll start with which is multitasking. And I will give you two rules, which is, according to the scientists, and according to what we see in companies around the world, it's a very powerful alternative to multitasking because that's probably not the best way of working. 

But we'll get there. Before that, maybe I should just say briefly about my own background, I started out with mindfulness and 20 years ago, and have been practicing it for myself, and my kids with my family, but also teaching this around the world for the last 15 years. 

And besides from that, I've been doing research in mindfulness, but also an organizational development, and working in the corporate world. And it was when I was working in equipment while working in the corporate world, that I realized that something is missing there. Because the corporate world or the working life in general is sometimes a bit of a battlefield. I don't know if you know the feeling of busyness. 

Someone can relate to that. Yeah, great. So over the years, we've been working in many companies, many organizations all over the world, mainly in Australia, Asia, and, and Europe. And we have come up with this term that quite clearly describes what is modern working life like now. And I would like to check if it's the same in SPSS. So I'm going to put up four words here, the paddy words, and I will ask you to raise your hands if you can recognize them from your own working life.

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