From John Webb:
Great evening at the University of Chichester on Monday to hear Marianne Schoenig and the Mediator Network talk to the CIPD West Coast region about the power of workplace mediation. The big takeaway for me was the toll that workplace disputes, performance management and disciplinary process takes on organisations, and especially on individuals. It seems that the neurological impact of workplace stress is comparable to the toxic stress experienced by people under extreme pressure. Marianne showed a slide illustrating that the thinking and reasoning frontal areas of the brain virtually close down under stress, while the amygdala (the emotional part of the brain controlling the fear and fight-or-flight instinct) is highly active. For most of us nothing at work should ever be that punishing.
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