Are you concerned about your job security? A simple and quick assessment helps determine your probability of being caught in the first round of downsized employees. It also indicates whether your job may be in jeopardy, when layoffs are not imminent.With this warning in mind, you can use practical neuroscience methods and take positive action to improve your job security and fulfillment.
Danger Signs Assessment
The premise is that when slumping sales and profits drive an organization to lay off a percentage of a department or its general workforce, there are logical and fair criteria for who leaves and who stays. The danger sign statements pertain to your attitude, performance and relationships, as perceived by management. They do not take into account politics, discrimination and other non-integrous factors.
- I am unhappy in my work
- Some co-workers know that I am unhappy with my job and/or my employer
- My body language, facial expressions and tone-of-voice may be telegraphing my negative feelings
- I am experiencing fear, anxiety and uncertainty about my future
- My spouse and family share my concerns and challenges
- I have difficulty staying focused, engaged and interested
- I don’t seem to get as many things accomplished as my co-workers
- I make three or more mistakes a week that I notice and correct myself
- I make one or more mistakes a week that others call to my attention
- I experience communication problems with two or more people at work
If you cannot relate to these statements and experience polar opposites, your chances for long-term job security are greatly in your favor.
Practical Neuroscience of Danger Signs
All of these danger signs have practical neuroscience underpinnings. Therefore, there are neuroscience solutions for each issue. The overarching principle involves alignment of:
- Your sensory and cognitive strengths with your work activities
- Your sensory and cognitive communication “transmitting” style with the “receiving” styles of co-workers
Each person has their unique sequence of sensory preferences, comprised of combinations of Kinesthetic, Visual and Auditory. Further, people have cognitive inclinations for working, solving problems and making decisions; Global thinkers prefer the “big picture” and using their imagination, whereas Sequential thinkers prefer logic and order. Great results and outcomes occur when a person’s brain strengths are aligned with what they have to do and the strengths of the people with whom they interact.
In summary, alignment corrects each of the danger signs and exponentially increases your probability of being happy, productive and fulfilled. Further, you will experience good rapport with your boss and co-workers. Alignment positions you on the safe list, as a valued employee. Alignment and leveraging your brain strengths for improved productivity and relationships are powerful, practical differentiators for career success.For practical neuroscience solutions to improve your chances of surviving first round layoffs, discover your brain strengths with the Brain PathWays online assessment and report.
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