S2 | E8: How Neuroscience Shapes our Behaviour

Season 2, Episode 8,  Jun 22, 2021, 06:00 AM

In this episode neuroscience-practitioner Tibisay Vera shares how neuroscience is important for leaders and in teams to understand, particularly when facing change or uncertainty. Our biochemical reactions are both shaped by our thinking and shape how we think, and behave, through neuroplasticity. Whilst most will be familiar with periods of high stress, we talk about the importance of recovery periods, and the trouble with low-level stress. Tibisay encourages us to purposely form habits for healthy neurbiology, and shares tips on how to do this - from movement, opening windows and exercise. She introduces us to the concept of 'neurococktails' and the importance of our biochemistry matching the nature of the task. What we need for detailed planning in terms of biochemistry and brain wave state is pretty different than when we need new insights or an openness to change. What neurococktail mix do you need?

This series is for practitioners, HR and leaders of teams interested and curious about work at the team level. You'll hear from experienced practitioners as they share their work in this space - and challenge ourselves to consider what impact working virtually has on this work - as we explore interventions, techniques and processes that can help improve the functioning, health and performance of a team. This series aims to lift the lid on this often complex yet hidden work and share the experience of team practitioners more broadly.