Reducing Disruptions caused by Social Networking Sites through Mindfulness: A Case in Point

Haziq MEHMOOD, Oi Ling SIU

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Abstract

In this chapter, Drs. Haziq Mehmood and Oi-ling Siu maintain that employees face interruptions by using social network sites (SNSs) during office hours. This type of interruption affects the employee’s job performance and well-being. In this scenario mindfulness plays an important role to mitigate the interruptions caused by social network use. They discuss an experiment to relate the role of mindfulness as an intervention to deal with the interruptions caused by SNSs. It was concluded that mindfulness meditation is helpful to reduce the distractions and interruption effects in employees. Employees and organizations need to consider this intervention plan to increase employee’s job performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Mindfulness at Work
EditorsSatinder K. DHIMAN
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter21
Pages374-385
ISBN (Electronic)9780429244667
ISBN (Print)9780367200046
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2020

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    MEHMOOD, H., & SIU, O. L. (2020). Reducing Disruptions caused by Social Networking Sites through Mindfulness: A Case in Point. In S. K. DHIMAN (Ed.), The Routledge Companion to Mindfulness at Work (pp. 374-385). Routledge.