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The Best Way to De-Stress Workers? Scrap Meetings

Neuroscientist Bruce Perry offers tools to get the most out of an employee’s brain.

Perry

Perry

Source: The Neurosequential Network

It’s a common refrain: Employees are a company’s most valuable asset.

More specifically, it’s their cortexes, the part of the brain that handles language, thinking, reflection, and planning, says neuroscientist and psychiatrist Bruce Perry, founder of the Neurosequential Network. The problem is, workers are widely mismanaged by their bosses, Perry says: “The cortex is exquisitely sensitive, so stressing out your people is really shooting yourself in the foot.”