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Universal Panacea or Organizational Fad? The Role of Context on the Effectiveness of Mindfulness

Neetu Choudhary, Carol Gill

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2020

Abstract

In the light of the increasing popularity and indiscriminate implementation of mindfulness in Western organizations concerns have been raised about mindfulness being perceived as a ‘universal cure’. Consequently, we consider whether effectiveness of mindfulness is influenced by context. We examine mindfulness in self-managed teams which is an increasingly common and complex way of organizing work that may affect the well-being of team members. Specifically, we develop a multilevel model to examine how team trust influences the relationship between mindfulness, emotional exhaustion, and team member well-being. We test these relationships in a time-lagged, multi-source, survey study that invol..

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