S2 | E9 : Mindfulness in Teams

Season 2, Episode 9,  Jun 29, 2021, 06:00 AM

In this episode I speak with guest Michael Chaskalson, a master practitioner in mindfulness and pioneer in bringing mindfulness to leadership and organisations. Michael explains what mindfulness is - both at an individual and team level - and the benefits to us of paying attention to the quality of our attention and intention in the moment, particularly at times of uncertainty. We explore whether there is a team mind, and what it feels like when team's are at 'flow', when the quality of their noticing of how they are together heightens their ability for psychological safety, innovation and connection. Michael embodies a spirit of non-judgment, curiosity and acceptance, a mindful way in the world that is both appealing and revealing. Thank you Michael for a great conversation.

This series is for practitioners, HR and leaders of teams interested and curious about work at the team level. You'll hear from experienced practitioners as they share their work in this space - and challenge ourselves to consider what impact working virtually has on this work - as we explore interventions, techniques and processes that can help improve the functioning, health and performance of a team. This series aims to lift the lid on this often complex yet hidden work and share the experience of team practitioners more broadly.