Organizational mindfulness and mindful organizing: A reconciliation and path forward

Timothy J. Vogus, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

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Ray, Baker, and Plowman's (2011) study of organizational mindfulness highlights latent tensions in the mindfulness literature and promising avenues for future research. Their study provides a springboard for reconciling the literature by differentiating organizational mindfulness from mindful organizing, establishing where organizational mindfulness and mindful organizing are most important, and clarifying how and when each construct can be most fruitfully deployed in research and practice. Clearer theorizing leads to a set of research questions that seek to integrate multiple conceptions of individual and organizational mindfulness, establish their individual and organizational antecedents, explore the consequences for individuals and organizations, and in so doing, further increase the relevance of organizational mindfulness for business schools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)722-735
Number of pages14
JournalAcademy of Management Learning and Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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