Episode 52: The Science of Communication
Did you know that what we say and how we say it affects our health and wellbeing? And leaders’ words can also reveal a lot about the health of our organizations. Dr. Laura McHale, business psychologist and author of Neuroscience for Organizational Communication, explains how we can use neuroscience to communicate in ways that can help transform organizations for the better. In this conversation, we explore how to apply neuroscience in formal and everyday communications to deal with stress, the case for corporate communications teams to normalize talking about grief and loss, how attachment theory applies in the workplace and neuroscience-based techniques for communicating with employees about change.
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What “working with humans” means to Laura
“…it means being mindful of our richness of our emotional lives, and the richness of our somatic lives, how we show up physically how we set what we do, how and how that impacts the brain. We are animals we are and we need lighting and plants and art to look at and all sorts of things. I think that that's part of being of working with humans.”
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