Welcome to MONTH THREE:
An interview with David Rock
Learn how to use the neuroscience of mindfulness to be more effective with work.
Welcome to MONTH THREE
This month we explore how mindfulness can support us in being more effective at work. Take a moment to reflect on these questions:
- How often are you multitasking?
- Do you believe that multitasking is making you more efficient?
- What are your habits when it comes to working? Do you have strategies or practices that help you stay focussed?
There has been a huge amount of research exploring the impact of multitasking on our brains and our effectiveness. Here are just a few findings:
- Multitasking has been demonstrated to reduce brain density in areas that control empathy and emotions (the anterior cingulate cortex).
- A study at the University Of London found that subjects who multitasked experienced drops in their IQ comparable to someone who missed a night of sleep.
- A famous experiment revealed that multitaskers were not as effective at remembering and learning new information.
Here is a MLP mindful downloadable exercise to help you move from multitasking to mono-tasking and develop greater focus at work. Make sure you print the worksheet our and try it for yourself. It’s a simple practice but I’ve found it to be extremely helpful. Share what you notice in the Facebook group.
Remember, if you’re joining the Mind Life Project and haven’t done Mindful in May before you can find some of my guided meditations to use between the live guided calls by selecting 'meditations' in the Wisdom Vault.
In this video you’ll learn:
- How we can get the most out of our brain at work
- What neuroscience teaches us about managing our emotions
- Two key brain networks involved in mindfulness and how we can activate them to stay calm under pressure
- The most powerful question you can ask yourself to activate positive change and transformation
About David Rock
David Rock is author of Your Brain at Work and co-founder of the NeuroLeadership Institute, and CEO of the NeuroLeadership Group, a global human performance firm with operations in 24 countries. David is on the advisory board and faculty of the international business school CIMBA in Italy, and a guest lecturer at Oxford University’s Business School.