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“Disrupting Work For The Benefit of All”
The Science of What Makes People Tick
Alan Furlong & Matt Roadnight
Industry Using Traditional Values and Strategies
• They are the most stressed generation
• Have the highest rates of depression 19%
• Have the highest rates of anxiety dis...
War on Sleep
Open Plan
Social Media Use
Digital Multi-Tasking
Corrosive Cortisol
A Powerful Question
1O Signs: Do You Recognise Any?
Firstly, Psychological Signs:
• Becoming emotionally remote, removing
oneself from others
...
1O Signs: Do You Recognise Any?
Secondly, Physical Signs:
• Skin rashes or a depleted immune system
(can’t shake off a col...
What Really Makes Human Beings Tick?
• E
• M
• P
• O
• W
• E
• R
• S
1. Eight Hours sleep
2. 4 hours Max of highly productive time (Deep
Work) Turn off all connected technology
3. Break every...
One Change You Will Make?
1. Stressed regularly, overwhelmed, unable to sleep,
physical symptoms
2. Feeling unfulfilled, or stuck, or trapped
3. Poo...
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The Science of What Makes People Tick

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We explore how corporate environments and the always-on digital age are impacting people. How to recognise if you are adversely affected. What small steps can you take that can make a big difference to general well being.

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The Science of What Makes People Tick

  1. 1. “Disrupting Work For The Benefit of All” The Science of What Makes People Tick Alan Furlong & Matt Roadnight
  2. 2. Industry Using Traditional Values and Strategies
  3. 3. • They are the most stressed generation • Have the highest rates of depression 19% • Have the highest rates of anxiety disorders 12% compared to other generations (American Psychological Association 2013 report)
  4. 4. War on Sleep
  5. 5. Open Plan
  6. 6. Social Media Use
  7. 7. Digital Multi-Tasking
  8. 8. Corrosive Cortisol
  9. 9. A Powerful Question
  10. 10. 1O Signs: Do You Recognise Any? Firstly, Psychological Signs: • Becoming emotionally remote, removing oneself from others • Endless rumination, forgetfulness, procrastination • Loss of judgment or confidence, loss of interest/pleasure • Angry outbursts or you’re easily irritated and increasingly cynical • You’re more emotional (example: you can’t stop crying at certain movies)Source: Beyond Blue, Psychology Today, and the Book, Brain Fuel Depletion
  11. 11. 1O Signs: Do You Recognise Any? Secondly, Physical Signs: • Skin rashes or a depleted immune system (can’t shake off a cold) • Yawning too much, or very conscious of your breathing • Feeling tired all of the time or poor concentration • Tension in the solar plexus (tight chest), muscle tightness. • Poor sleep or insomnia, or need a couple of glasses of wine to wind downSource: Beyond Blue, Psychology Today, and the Book, Brain Fuel Depletion
  12. 12. What Really Makes Human Beings Tick? • E • M • P • O • W • E • R • S
  13. 13. 1. Eight Hours sleep 2. 4 hours Max of highly productive time (Deep Work) Turn off all connected technology 3. Break every 90 minutes 4. No tech after 7.00pm 5. Mind focus time 6. Physical movement 7. E-Mail sprints (20-30 minutes max) and NEVER first thing in the morning. The Seven Tactical Habits of Human Flourishing
  14. 14. One Change You Will Make?
  15. 15. 1. Stressed regularly, overwhelmed, unable to sleep, physical symptoms 2. Feeling unfulfilled, or stuck, or trapped 3. Poor family life or work life balance 4. Low energy, ill often, feeling unfit 5. Constant distraction at work, busy mind, or priorities pile up 6. Wanting to be happier, love life, high mood level 7. Wanting to feel safe in your job or secure financially 8. Wishing to be able to cope, or to bounce back better 9. I don't have anybody these issues I'm calm, happy and optimistic Research Question

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