Using Neuroscience in Business Meetings

Interview: Carol Barkes

From Carol Barkes on
Neuroscience Tips for a Meeting
Neuroscience is an exciting field that continues to explore how people learn. Applying this kind of knowledge can benefit the future of the modern business meeting. Here are a few quick tips to consider before your next meeting:
1. Take a walk. Consider having meetings while walking or even have your team walk before a meeting. The oxygen received to the brain will improve the decision-making process.
2.  Sleep on it. When doing some big brain-storming or decision-making during meetings, consider having meetings that are done in two parts. The first meeting would be the brain-storming or discussion session, and a second meeting would be a day or two later for decision-making. This gives the brain the ability to consolidate ideas and access neurons which can help bring to light better ideas that are not available without a night’s sleep.

3. Level the playing field. If your meeting is a facilitation between different agencies or departments, try to have an equal number of attendees from each group. If one group is over-represented, it can create an unintended power imbalance. Consider having one spokesperson from each group attend the meeting, and have others available by phone, if necessary. The meeting will feel more fair and will be much more efficient.

Available for Interviews:Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes, CPM, is a trend-setting mediator, business executive and educator specializing in the use of neuroscience to improve business performance, interpersonal communications, negotiation and conflict resolution processes for optimally successful results. She is also a speaker, educator, and author of the bestselling book: Success Breakthroughs.

Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
Success In Media, Inc.

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