Managers have tried various strategies and perks to boost employee engagement—all with little impact on long-term retention and performance. But now, neuroscience offers some answers. Through his research on the brain chemical oxytocin—shown to facilitate collaboration and teamwork—Zak has developed a framework for creating a culture of trust and building a happier, more loyal, and more productive workforce. By measuring people’s oxytocin levels in response to various situations—first in the lab and later in the workplace—Zak identified eight key management behaviors that stimulate oxytocin production and generate trust: (1) Recognize excellence. (2) Induce “challenge stress.” (3) Give people discretion in how they do their work. (4) Enable job crafting. (5) Share information broadly. (6) Intentionally build relationships. (7) Facilitate whole-person growth. (8) Show vulnerability. Ultimately, Zak concludes, managers can cultivate trust by setting a clear direction, giving people what they need to see it through, and then getting out of their way. In short, to boost engagement, treat people like responsible adults.
Design Thinking is a 5-step process to come up with meaningful ideas that solve real problems for a particular group of people. The process is taught in top design and business schools around the world. It has brought many businesses lots of happy customers and helped entrepreneurs from all around the world, to solve problems with innovative new solutions
Imagine you were asked to invent something new. It could be whatever you want, made from anything you choose, in any shape or size. That kind of creative freedom sounds so liberating, doesn’t it? Or ... does it? if you're like most people you’d probably be paralyzed by this task. Why? Brandon Rodriguez explains how creative constraints actually help drive discovery and innovation.
Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.
The OpenSees development for modelling 'structures in fire' was first started at University of Edinburgh in 2009. A number of students and researchers worked on this long-term project with their own contributions which enable OpenSees to perform analyses for 'structure in fire' including heat transfer ,thermo-mechanical analyses, and integrated analyses.
A short video on language development for the general public. [牙牙學語] 普遍來說，幼童6個月時，就會開始有牙牙學語的聲音，到了一歲，就會開始說有意思的單字或詞語。有家長會問：「如果我孩子到了一歲只會發出『咿咿呀呀』的聲音，甚至於還沒開口發聲，到底是什麼問題呢？是否代表他們完全還沒發展語言？其他幼童說的單字又是什麼呢？」我聽一聽言語治療臨床導師，楊浩怡姑娘的解說。
A short video on game and language development for the general public. [遊戲及語言發展] 為了贏在起跑線上，很多家長會帶幼童參加playgroup或興趣班，但其實是否必要呢，而且是否能取代幼童和家長之間的遊玩？遊戲究竟對幼童有多重要？(1:22) 市面上玩具五花八門，家長如何選擇？幼童在不同階段適合玩什麼玩具？(2:07) 隨著科技發達，一些家長會讓幼童使用平板電腦等電子產品學習語言和玩遊戲，是否妥當呢？(4:00) 大家一起聽聽專家的說法！ 如大家想詳細知道如何透過不同遊戲引導小孩和提供適當語言輸入，請留意下一集！