I feel like it helps with reducing stress and clearing the mind. It also helps with employees stress related anxiety.
Slicing the idea of mindfulness a little bit, there's a couple of dimensions. There are people who are conscientious, thoughtful, listen and having emotional intelligence is part of that, in that it's clearly important in terms of any group that functions together. I think about mindfulness as a way to build and invest your self-awareness and your awareness in general. For example, I can think of a time as a leader where I was extremely frustrated in a meeting and one of the other managers had a chat with me afterwards. They talked about having to recognize when you're getting to that point of frustration and figure out how to intercept it so you don't actually get there. There's actually physical responses in your body that you can detect as you start getting frustrated, before you intellectually realize that you're getting frustrated. This sort of mindfulness is how you observe how you're feeling about it. Why am I feeling this way? And then you can actually address the important things at the root of it. Mindfulness drives self-awareness and self-awareness drives growth and, ultimately, effective teams. I think growth is one of the core strengths that drives them forward.