The key is to incorporate an easy-to-do, specific approach.
A wide array of people are, well, minding “mindfulness.” Perhaps because leaders realize many workers are basically going through the motions, not fully connected with their tasks, environment, others, or even their own bodies. And you might add to this list employees admitting to feeling disengaged, disillusioned, and distrustful. All this can result in subpar performance, poor communications and customer service, and increased risk of injury. After all, how many times have you heard of someone who’s gotten hurt in an activity they’ve previously done thousands of times—using a tool, getting caught between objects, tripping on stairs, even picking up something light off the ground, and much more? Resulting in some managers frustratingly labeling these incidents as “stupid” or due to workers “not paying attention” or “being complacent.”