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Mindfulness training: its scope and outcomes in the workplace

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 25 February 2021

Issue publication date: 11 March 2021




The purpose of this study is to carry out a literature review in order to examine the scope of mindfulness as an intervention in the workplace and identify the outcomes of mindfulness training at individual, job, team/group and organizational levels.


A literature review of twenty eight empirical studies is carried out using Torraco %25282005%2529 and Briner and Denyer%25u2019s %25282012%2529 four steps method.


The results find 51 significant outcomes of mindfulness training categorized at four levels individual (23), job (17), team/group (7) and organizational (4).

Practical implications

Therefore leaders and managers should consider incorporating mindfulness practice as part of their professional development programs to improve performance levels within the organization.


This paper has an original approach by providing a summary of the scope and outcomes of mindfulness training at a range of levels within the organization.



(2021), "Mindfulness training: its scope and outcomes in the workplace", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 29 No. 2, pp. 20-22.



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