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Podcast with Paul Zak

Can You Engineer Trust? Podcast with Paul Zak

Today’s Guest:

Paul Zak is the founding director of the Centre for Neuroeconomic Studies and professor of economics, psychology, and management at Claremont Graduate University. Paul is part of the team of scientists that first made the connection between oxytocin and trust, and this TED Talk on the topic has received over a million views. His latest book, Trust Factor, The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies uses neuroscience to measure and manage organizational cultures to inspire teamwork and accelerate business outcomes.

In today’s episode, we’ll be discussing the effects of oxytocin on trust and how heightening the OXYTOCIN factors can help to build stronger and more effective teams in workplaces.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:57] – Paul explains how neuromanagement works.
  • [04:33] – Paul outlines the OXYTOCIN factors that workplaces can build to improve trust in organizations.
  • [08:30] – Paul explains how to confidently share neuroscience findings as researchers continue to learn more about the brain.
  • [14:34] – Paul shares the bottom-line benefits of trust in workplaces.
  • [17:30] – Paul outlines the research on how oxytocin impacts people’s ability to trust.
  • [21:28] – Paul shares why new studies have found oxytocin can stimulate envy.
  • [23:17] – Paul completes the lightning round.

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