POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS NEUROSCIENCE THEME
WHAT THIS MEANSIN THE WORKPLACE
Colleagues are often the people we spend most time with and therefore have a significant influence on our daily experience, offering comfort and support, to discomfort and rejection.
How you nurture positive relationships amongst your team will be key to creating conditions where your employees' underlying happiness can improve.
AREA 1:PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
The relationship between employee and immediate manager is always important. It can have a substantial impact on the employee’s daily experience and set the conditions for emotional success or failure.
The term line manager might sound like an outdated term these days but no matter how flat your internal org chart is, there will be some kind of power dynamic in play and these relationships will impact the happiness of your employees.
AREA 2:ENERGETIC CONNECTIONS
Feeling energetically connected to our colleagues is that sense of just “getting” each other. We are on the same wavelength and naturally ‘click’.
In the calmer state this is empathy. When we are energised this can become a ‘buzzing’ team - a natural unforced state of understanding, togetherness and bonding.
AREA 3:TEAM DYNAMICS
Continuing the above theme there is a particular dynamic around teamwork that can give us a sense of community and collective bonding.
Being able to connect with a team provides a vital social ingredient to our emotional needs and gives us the opportunity to feel that we belong.