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How to Stimulate Happy Brain Chemicals at Work

People are highly motivated to do things that stimulate the happy brain chemicals. Dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphin are stimulated by behaviors relevant to survival. However, the brain defines survival in surprising ways, so organizations struggle to tap into nature’s reward system. Management by Gaming is a powerful way to do that. It aligns organizational needs with individual needs so that each team member can feel good when taking steps that enhance organizational outcomes.

The brain chemicals that make us feel good are inherited from earlier mammals. These neurochemical impulses are hard to explain in words because they are controlled by brain structures that evolved long before the verbal human cortex. Animal research makes it easy to understand what stimulates dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphin in the state of nature, and transfer that knowledge to the workplace.

How to Stimulate Happy Brain Chemicals at Work

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Loretta Breuning
Founder and Author,Inner Mammal Institute

Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD is author of Meet Your Happy Chemicals and Professor Emerita of Management at California State University. She founded the Inner Mammal Institute to help people understand the neurochemical ups and downs of their mammal brain. Her blog, Your Neurochemical Self, is on https://www.psychologytoday.com. Through writing and speaking, she is building alternatives to the disease-based view of the brain. Loretta is a graduate of Cornell and Tufts University.

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