It’s 8:30 a.m. in one of General Mills’ myriad conference rooms, and yet another meeting is about to begin. But there will be no talk about Cheerios or Betty Crocker cake mixes.
“We’ll start by recognizing the sound of the bells, ” Sandy Behnken says as six co-workers settle in around a table, eyes closed.
Three dulcet tones follow, and a half-hour meditation session begins. “We come into this moment with the intention of practicing mindfulness,” Behnken says.