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 3 to 4-hour interactive training 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, emotional resilience, 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. Participants are able to reflect reflect on their systems and culture and discuss organizational micro-changes that will enhance a friendlier and calmer neurophysiology for all.

If you want to build a more engaged, satisfying, and trauma-informed workplace, have your organization contact Susie for pricing and arrangements. Customized trainings are available onsite or online in Alaska and beyond.