Mindfulness at work: A critical re-view

Richard Badham*, Elizabeth King

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This article provides a critical re-view of the literature and studies of mindfulness at work. It offers a constructive and sympathetic yet also reflective and critical problematisation of the field. The re-view documents and examines the contributions of four different orientations towards mindfulness at work. These are as follows: individual mindfulness, collective mindfulness, individual wisdom and collective wisdom. Drawing on these contributions, the article makes the case for an ‘anti-anti mindfulness’. It argues for the self-critical promotion of mindfulness as a vehicle for extending and promoting the insights of organisational studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-554
Number of pages24
Issue number4
Early online date28 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


  • Collective mindfulness
  • critical performativity
  • mindful leadership
  • mindfulness
  • problematisation
  • spirituality
  • wisdom


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