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Organisational Neuroscience – Stress, Productivity and Well-being at Work

1st October 2019


What can we learn from Organisational Neuroscience?

When it comes to employee health and well-being at work, we know two things to be true: first, stress of any kind impairs performance and productivity; second, knowing when stress hits employees – in particular, mentally and psychologically – and what to do to help them, is incredibly difficult (if often near impossible) for leaders and managers alike.

In this interactive session, we will offer both employees and business leaders an insight into how a new field of enquiry in management research – organisational neuroscience – can help recognise and tackle some of these issues. Coupling theory with practice, we will explain what happens to our levels of well-being when we detect a stressful situation at work, such as being treated unfairly, which inevitably leads us to feel negative emotions. We will engage you in a lively discussion and provide a live demonstration on how we can best detect stress and regulate our emotions, leveraging the capabilities of current wearable technologies.

We will then open up the discussion, inviting questions, comments and suggestions from the audience, before light refreshments and the opportunity to talk directly with the research team.

Monday 4 November, 2pm-4pm

Surrey Business School, Rik Medlik Building, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford GU2 7XH

This event is free to attend but advance booking is required as capacity is limited. To attend, please register at Eventbrite.

About the researchers:

Dr Sebastiano Massaro Sebastiano’s research is focused on mapping the boundaries of the emerging field of organisational neuroscience; investigating the interplay between affect and cognition in various kinds of decision-making. Sebastiano has received several awards for teaching and research and his work has appeared in world-leading journals.

Dr Rashi K. Dhensa-Kahlon Rashi is interested in the broad area of employee well-being and recovery, and she studies interventions designed to mitigate harm done by mistreatment and conflict, and aid individual recovery. Her work has been published in peer reviewed world-leading journals.

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, 2-9 November 2019. Visit:

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