A Mindfulness Training Program at If Insurance

A Mindfulness Training Program at If Insurance

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This case describes the experiences of employees participating in a corporate mindfulness-training programme. The training programme takes place at the Risk Management Services group of If Insurance, a leading insurance company in the Nordic region. As defined for the training programme, “mindfulness is the ‘attentional’ skill of being able to focus one’s full attention and awareness on one thing at a time, without distraction”.

This case would provide readers an opportunity to appreciate the concept and history of mindfulness, as well as its modern applications and current research. It also provides an opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of the programme, and the future directions it could take. By describing the participants’ experiences with the mindfulness-training programme, as well as trying to apply mindfulness at work, readers are challenged to consider how mindfulness can be applied to their own lives to combat the stress that often accompanies information overload and the subsequent tendency to multitask.

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