The role of mindfulness at work: Effects on recovery, leadership, and personality states

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Linna building, room 4013, address: Kalevantie 5.


Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR)

Keynote lecture by Dr. Annika Nübold (Maastricht University)

Mindfulness, the non-judgmental awareness of the present moment (Brown & Ryan, 2003), has become increasingly popular in the work context in the past years, both from a research and a practical perspective. A wide range of beneficial effects have been shown for both naturally occurring forms of mindfulness (i.e., as a trait or a momentary state) as well as for short-term mindfulness interventions at work (Good, Lyddy, Glomb, Bono, Brown, Duffy, Baer, Brewer, Lazar, 2016).

In her talk, Dr. Nübold will present a number of studies that focus on the beneficial effects of mindfulness (interventions) on outcomes like recovery processes, leadership behavior and personality states, defined as the expression of one’s personality in the current moment. As mindfulness research is quickly moving forward and has lately also been criticized, Dr. Nübold will also outline a number of ongoing projects, discuss areas of future research and potential limitations.

Background information on Dr. Annika Nübold:
Dr. Nübold is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Work and Social Psychology at Maastricht University (Netherlands). She has obtained her PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology from Bielefeld University (Germany) in 2013 before joining Maastricht University in April 2014.

Her research focuses on personality (dynamics) at work, leadership, ethics in the work place, and employee motivation and performance. Recently, she started to investigate the role of mindfulness for employee health and well-being.
Dr. Nübold visits the University of Tampere within the framework of an Erasmus Teaching Exchange. She will also give a course on diary studies and multilevel analysis with SPSS and is available for individual consultations regarding diary data analysis. For an appointment, please contact her via email (

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Dr. Jessica de Bloom,, Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR)