The CHX podcast series has been developed to ensure businesses and their people have every chance of being at their best as we progress through a period of prolonged and enforced change.
Businesses have a moral obligation to look after their people not just now, but at all times. They also need to do more than just hope that their people will cope. Right now and for the foreseeable future, businesses need their people to be better than ever; physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.
Whilst our biological response might be normal, it can feel deeply unfamiliar and we also know that our feelings will heavily bias our ability to work and communicate rationally, stay focused and indeed connect with each other both at work and at home.
If we try to continue as normal we are at risk of compounding stress and weakening our immune systems. It will also dramatically shift mood in a negative direction - not only in ourselves but in our teams and wider organisational cultures. We all need to understand the risks, identify how we can adapt, and capitalise on the undoubted opportunities that exist. We need to rapidly move from anxiety to hope.
This series of podcasts is about finding answers to some pressing questions:
The podcasts explore these and other questions, from a scientific, human and business perspective and listeners will gain:
Our brain is in overdrive & it’s confusing, how can we help our executive function?
Do I have to adapt and change or can I plough on regardless?
We might not be in control - even if we think we are. How can I get control?
What is mood, why is it critical and how can I make my mood more consistent?
The importance of energy and resources to the brain & body and its processes.
What are emotions and how do they link to stress?
The physiology of stress - burnout and weakened immunity.
How can I find a balance?
How emotions bias our behaviors - when our behaviours need to at their best.
How emotions such as anxiety and anger can undermine your thinking & decision making
How remote working can create bias that will undermine communication
How and where you can find emotional restoration
When and why to regulate your own emotions (and when and why not to).
Why we should learn to respect the emotions of others.
Strategies for managing your own emotions and being better with the emotions of others.
Adding a new dimension to the quality of our communication and collaboration.
It’s not about the survival of the fittest - it’s the survival of the friendliest.
Altruism is a hard-wired need and a critical resource at times of enforced change.
Survival - more than just food & water. Why being with others changes our brains.
How we can learn to be authentically altruistic and how to stop our brain from preventing it.
Why positive emotions buffer stress and enhance immunity.
Why you feel better when other people feel better.
Why a positive outlook enhances decision making and reduces bias.
How to shift from negative emotion to positive.