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The BrainFriendly Workplace: 5 Big Ideas From Neuroscience That Address Organizational Challenges by Erika Garms

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CHAPTER 12

Putting the Science to Work

Building and supporting brain-friendly workplaces happens at three levels:

• intrapersonal

• interpersonal

• organizational.

And, within the processes and systems that traverse across the levels (as the STAR model depicts).

Intrapersonal Suggestions

Rick Hanson says in Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (2009), “You can do small things inside your mind that will lead to big changes in your brain and your experience of living…you really can nudge your whole being in a better direction every day. When you change your brain, you change your life.” Though it may seem daunting to attempt to change your brain or learn the science of how it functions, there are small things, ...

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