Effects of mindfulness-based co-working sessions of employees in the field of information systems

Effects of mindfulness-based co-working sessions of employees in the field of information systems


This thesis investigates the impact of mindful co-working sessions on productivity and focus among employees of the information system of Marti Dienstleistungen AG, a Swiss company. It explores how integrating mindfulness practices into daily work routines can combat distractions and improve focus, increasing overall employee efficiency and satisfaction in a digital transformation environment.


The topic is particularly relevant for professionals, especially in the digital era where technology-induced distractions are common. Implementing mindfulness in co-working sessions offers a practical approach to increasing focus and productivity, which is essential for organisations to remain competitive in the fast-paced digital environment and ensure employee wellbeing.


Quantitative and qualitative analyses showed that mindful co-working sessions significantly improved participants' productivity and focus. Despite low participation rates in quantitative measures, qualitative feedback highlighted significant improvements in work habits and a reduction in distractions, indicating a positive impact on employee effectiveness and satisfaction.

Implications for practitioners

  • Introduce regular mindful co-working sessions to promote a focussed and efficient working environment.
  • Designate specific spaces for mindfulness practices to help employees disconnect from daily distractions and increase concentration.
  • Integrate mindfulness training into employee development programmes to improve mental agility and stress management.
  • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of mindfulness practices to develop approaches that best fit organisational culture and employee needs.
  • Foster a culture of mental well-being by implementing mindfulness breaks throughout the workday, allowing employees to reset and refocus, which can lead to sustained high performance and lower rates of burnout.


The research used a mixed-methods approach that combined quantitative analyses with qualitative insights to assess the impact of mindful co-working sessions. Quantitative data was collected through pre- and post-surveys on productivity and concentration, while qualitative data came from interviews that provided deeper insights into participants' experiences. This comprehensive approach allowed for a balanced assessment of the effectiveness of the intervention and its resilience by employees.