Neurobiology @ Work

Neuroscience shows us that our brains experience the workplace first and foremost as a social system.  With this filter for the workplace, then employees’ core social needs become strong motivators of behavior — both for rewards, threats, and shutdowns.

With our mammalian brain equating these core social needs with survival, we are not always aware of what gets in the way of our creativity, performance, and communication in the workplace.

Neurobiology @ Work is a 2-hour workshop that allows staff and leaders to determine how their interactions with the work environment and colleagues affect their core social needs and their overall work effectiveness.  As a participant, you will:

  • Increase your awareness and understanding of how your individual neurobiology relates to your social needs at work
  • Recognize your reward and threat responses in work situations through David Rock’s SCARF Model
  • Determine how you and your organization can adapt to optimize employees’ neurophysiological states to increase engagement, satisfaction, and performance

Neurobiology @ Work brings forth an interactive dive for staff and leaders to appraise their social needs (no, not drinks on Friday) in the workplace along with their neurophysiological reactions. Recommendations for organizational micro-changes allow participants to reflect on their systems and culture and how to enhance them in favor of a friendlier and calmer neurophysiology for all.

This workshop may be tailored to meet the needs of your organization or a workplace team. Please email Susie.