We’re hard-wired to connect with other people. We’re born and pre-programmed to form attachments that we need to survive.
So when we don’t connect, it hurts. The area that lights up in the brain when we experience physical pain – the anterior cingulate – is the exact same area that lights up when we feel ‘social pain’. Chronic physical pain is exhausting. The same is true for chronic social pain. It stands to reason then, that a disconnected workforce is an exhausted, stressed and often burnt out one.
Talking about our feelings and emotions can feel difficult, but doing this can bring about incredible transformations that have a real impact on business performance.
A ‘business person’ is defined as someone undertaking activities for the purpose of generating cash flow, sales and revenue with a view to fuelling business growth and development. A ‘humanitarian’ is someone seeking to promote human welfare. The two are often seen as mutually exclusive, but why should they be? Holding people to account at the same time as promoting human welfare is the perfect combination to drive connection and performance.
We use simple frameworks to support conversations, access emotions and increase connection.
The Rising Vibrational Scale is the back bone model of the Rising Vibe brand and is used to enable acknowledgment of how we are really feeling.
We use the 5Cs framework alongside the scale to bring simple and practical application of connection to the business world:
- Cared about
This enables a conversation with a clear business frame, and at the same time checks in around how someone is feeling.
Connection in the workplace rarely happens immediately, so showing commitment and using such tools as these consistently on a regularly basis is critical to achieve results.