In this episode of the HR Mixtape podcast, host Shari Simpson interviews Dr. Brit Andreatta, CEO of Brain Aware Training, about the intersection of neuroscience, leadership, and purpose in the workplace. The conversation explores the importance of finding balance between happiness and purpose, how HR professionals can help employees unearth their sense of purpose, and the role of managers in encouraging employees to fulfill their potential.
- Happiness and purpose are both important for employee well-being. While happiness focuses on immediate joy, purpose provides a deeper sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.
- HR professionals can support employees in discovering their purpose by making it a common conversation, asking about their sense of purpose during hiring and onboarding, and providing resources for self-reflection and exploration.
- Managers play a crucial role in helping employees fulfill their potential by setting goals, pushing them out of their comfort zones, and removing roadblocks that hinder their growth. When employees feel supported in their purpose, they are more likely to be resilient, have better health, and stay with the company.
Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader who creates science–based solutions for today’s challenges. As CEO of Brain Aware Training, Britt Andreatta draws on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to unlock the best in people and organizations.