You’ve heard the saying that money can’t buy happiness? Well, that’s not exactly true. Money can buy happiness—but only to a certain point. Once you make enough to support yourself without feeling anxious about paying for essential needs (groceries, housing, medical bills), then the positive effects start to taper off. “In spite of all their accomplishments and material possessions, [the super-rich] remain bored and deeply unfulfilled,” says Manfred Kets De Vries, a Professor at INSEAD business school.
Professionals are often told to foster collaboration and teamwork in the workplace. Both improve productivity and can increase job satisfaction and retention rates - all measures that benefit individual employees and companies. But it’s important to recognise one crucial element that underlies these principles: gratitude. Gratitude is a readiness to show appreciation and kindness. In the workplace, it’s saying thank you when a coworker responds to an email, goes the extra mile, helps you with an assignment, or offers advice.
The journey at INSEAD is quite busy and you may find it difficult to keep calm sometimes. Between the assignments, the lectures, the classes, networking and the social events, how could INSEAD students find the time to chill out? INSEAD has the solution for you! INSEAD implemented a meditation center on campus.
Technology has enabled people everywhere to do more with less effort, yet most people find themselves working just as much as ever – and it could be hurting them more than they know. Keeping busy may help you feel productive, or even accomplished, but idly occupying yourself has its costs. It can negatively impact your health, your relationships, and yes, even your work. While it might sound counterintuitive, there are benefits to doing nothing.
I read a lot online during my daily commutes and yes the occasional listicle is valuable. Heck, I even write them myself! But I increasingly find myself rolling my eyes - one of my superpowers if you ask my husband and kids - when I come across listicles and see how flimsy some of them are. I know I'm probably guilty of the same, especially when I blog on the fly and can't ground myself long enough to write a proper piece. As I write more and more, I do find it difficult at times to keep the flow going, and it frustrates me.
What is mindfulness and how can it help you perform better in the workplace? This slideshare presentation condenses the findings and experiences of INSEAD Professors Natalia Karelaia and Randel S. Carlock.
Honing strong decision-making skills is an absolute must for business leaders. Learn how mindfulness can have a powerful, positive impact in the business world and as a decision-making tool can lead to better decisions and faster implementation.
Since we arrived at INSEAD about three weeks ago, there’s been a tremendous amount of encouragement and support for us to develop a mindfulness practice. Yes, that’s right – the #1 international MBA program teaches its students about the importance of regular meditation and reflection. Now the question is why…?