Attended a talk on neuroscience last night given by Dr. Thomas Lewis of UCSF. Biggest takeaway is this: Relationships are a physical, living, biological process between people all the time, every day. It’s like owning a plant. If you water it only once a month, it will die.
There you have it. This people and relationship stuff is neither intangible nor soft as they are often mistaken to be. There is, in fact, scientific evidence that has measured the impact of social interaction on overall well being. For those that need more proof, a meta study (looking at results across many studies) shows how isolation, the opposite of social interactions and connections, has devastating effects.
Now let's think about this from the work perspective. According to Dr. Lewis, social interaction is one of four ways people connect with others. Given the amount of time we spend at the office, it is a critical opportunity to maximize and harness the benefits of interaction not only because it is good for all of us, but also good for business. DOWE helps organizations to learn how to do this for themselves.
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