2. Am I Respected?
The repository of long-term memory and catalyst for emotions, this network is the values center
Signs of respect and inclusion. Opportunities to voice opinions and ideas. Authority to make relevant decisions. Main interpreter of body language, so it responds well to handshakes, tone of voice, touch, music, the arts, fun, teamwork, engagement, community.
Does not understand:
Language. You can’t “talk” people into being a team or being loyal, they have to experience themselves there.
This part of your brain is where your long-term memory is stored and where the chemicals that create emotions originate. This helps us recognize we are part of a family, group, network or workplace. This network remembers what we feel is important, not what we calculate to be important. It looks for signs of respect and inclusion in people’s body language, facial expressions and tone of voice. If we feel listened to, we feel respected. If we don’t feel respected, our Fight, Flight or Freeze response will be triggered, making it difficult to use our Neocortex.
Q. What can we do to help those involved feel heard and respected?
Q. Is there a reason for them to be emotionally connected to the company’s goals?
Q. Are we helping people be part of the team?