Body Language And Success In The Workplace

Body Language And Success In The Workplace

New research shows that our body language influences our confidence, behavior and even our hormone levels. We explore how an assertive posture can affect performance at work.

We've long known that body language communicates nonverbal messages and influences how we're perceived by others, especially in the workplace. New research shows that our posture also affects how confidently we behave and even our hormone levels. Striking a powerful pose increases confidence, reduces stress and boosts testosterone. Conversely, a submissive posture or nervous habits like twirling a ring can have the opposite effect. We explore the latest research on nonverbal communication in the workplace.

Guests

Howard Ross

Author, "Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance" (Rowman & Littlefield); also Principal, Cook Ross

Sukhvinder Singh Obhi

Cognitive neuroscientist; Associate Professor, Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada

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