Category: Business

Seating Assignments Boost Business Productivity More Than Wage Increases

Where you sit in the workplace will have a direct and measurable impact on your productivity.  In fact, according to a study described in the Harvard Business Review[i] (HBR), moving employees between teams and workstations increased sales revenue an average of 40%.  Changes to employee’s physical space had a greater impact than incentives or increases in fixed wages.  Also, the…

How Psychodrama Helps Build Key Business Skill of Emotional Intelligence

According to an article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill” (April 2015), there are five components of emotional intelligence that allow individuals and business leaders to recognize, connect with, and learn from their own and other people’s mental states: Self-awareness Self-regulation Motivation (defined as “a passion for work that goes beyond money…

Using Psychodrama to Resolve Conflict in the Business Place

Introduction: In the business world, we have work groups and work teams. A work team has members who work interdependently on a specific, common goal to produce an end result for their business. A work group is two or more individuals who are interdependent in their accomplishments and may or may not work in the same department. (Wengrzyn, 2016). Conflict…

How to Use Feelings to Obtain Better Outcomes in Business Negotiations

In the December 2015 issue of the Harvard Business Review, Author Alison Wood Brooks writes about “Emotion and the Art of Negotiation.”  The Idea in brief is that in business, professional negotiators typically focus on “strategy, tactics, offers and counteroffers,” and don’t pay attention to how emotions, theirs and others, might increase or lessen the results obtained at the bargaining…