Organizational Change: A Focus on Ethical Cultures and Mindfulness

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Abstract

This editorial present views on organizational change with a focus on ethical cultures and mindfulness. Mindfulness can prove a valuable tool in enabling individuals and organizations to challenge and change their unethical behavior. However, a few words of caution. First, Mindfulness is not in itself a new approach to organizational change but can contribute to the first and in many cases the most difficult stage of the change process: namely helping people to realize and accept the need to change their values and behavior, and to separate the future from the past. Second, Mindfulness training to prepare employees to unfreeze or unlearn consists of yoga breathing, meditation and exercise techniques. This training must be provided by qualified yoga/Mindfulness practitioners who have spent a minimum of two years developing their basic skills. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • Rune ByUniversitetet i Stavanger

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  • Achilles A. Armenakis

  • Bernard Burnes

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