March 17, 2014
Increase Autonomy   

In neuroscience terms, autonomy is defined as our sense of control over events and the environment. Having control and choice in our jobs has been shown to correlate with job satisfaction, productivity, and overall physical health. Conversely, people who feel that they have no control at their job may become withdrawn, passive, and anxious.


Leaders can increase feelings of autonomy in the workplace by avoiding micromanaging, allowing for latitude in making choices, and involving staff when possible in key organizational decisions. Even something as simple as encouraging people to personalize their workspace can improve autonomy.


Rock, D. (2008). SCARF: A brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others. NeuroLeadership Journal, 1(1), 296-320.


Register for Webinar on Academic Branding   


Academic Branding is a new approach to clearly articulating your unique expertise and purposefully managing the way you are perceived in face-to-face and virtual encounters. Branding puts you in the driver's seat, differentiating you as a thought leader and allowing you to tell the story you want to tell about yourself, your scholarship, and your leadership.


Join Dr. Paula Thompson for this complimentary webinar organized by  Academic Coaching and Writing on April 23, 2014 at 11:00am PDT/2:00pm EDT.

Register here.                         
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