Brain-Friendly Friday: How to Better Manage Overthinking

Why overthinking isn’t helpful, and what to do instead Constant rumination (overthinking things) makes a person much likelier to have or develop depression and anxiety....

Understanding The Negativity Bias

Are we hardwired for negativity? Your brain is programmed to pay NINE TIMES more attention to negative information compared to positive.  This isn’t to say...

Fun at work is not just nice to have

Why should you have fun at work? Aren’t you being paid to work, not to have fun?  When you’re having fun, your brain releases the...

Brain-Friendly Friday: Why we need laughter at work

Should “sense of humour” be a job requirement? Probably not, after all, humour is subjective, and an entire workforce of wisecrackers can likely cause communication...

Unlocking Diversity With Neurosignatures

What do neurosignatures have to do with diversity in the workplace? Consider this: Diversity isn’t only about race, gender, or sexual orientation.  It’s also about...

Is your desk messy or clean?

The answer to this question may have a big impact on your performance. Consciously attempting to ignore distractions can be as big a drain on...

Brain-Friendly Friday: Why the 5-hour workday makes sense

Did you know that trimming your workday to 5 hours may increase your concentration? It’s a hypothesis Stephan Aarstol explored at his company Tower Paddle Boards....

Unlocking Your Peak Performance Combo

How To Perform At Your Best Most of us live our entire working lives operating in two distinct (and problematic) zones: 1. Bored out of...

Multitasking is crazy

Improve your ability to tackle “deep work” that requires your full concentration with five simple steps:  1. Put your phone in airplane mode so you...

How to reduce insane stress levels

I am often waylaid by executives at post-keynote dinners who confide in me: “Friederike, I’ve tried everything: Meditation, running, yoga…nothing works! I’m constantly overwhelmed. My...

Current articles and interviews from the German media

The Brain-Friendly Workplace and Fidelis Leadership Podcast

Mike Ettore invited me to join him on the Fidelis Leadership Podcast to dive deep into The Brain-Friendly Workplace. If you’ve ever wanted to explore...

Leadership and The Brain-Friendly Workplace

How to lead in a brain-friendly way This is the question that was covered in my past interview with Deutschlandfunk. Listen to the German interview...

Hybrid Work – It’s Not Just Black and White

I have a hybrid view on hybrid work. You need to do what’s best for your business and also what is best for you.  Some...

Brain-Friendly Friday: More Hours Does Not Mean More Productivity

Putting in more hours at work won’t make you more productive This is the time of year when you might feel the need to go...

Do You Find Joy In Organization?

Neat and Tidy, and with a High-Serotonin Neurosignature If you’re one of those people who comes home from grocery shopping and immediately puts your food...

Three Brain-Friendly Tips to Help You Reduce Stress and Anxiety

The Brain-Friendly Newsletter When it comes to managing stress and anxiety, the idea that the body can control the mind seems alien to many of...

Das glückliche Gehirn

Eine Studie zeigt, dass Mitarbeiter in einem Acht-Stunden-Tag durchschnittlich nur knapp drei Stunden wirklich produktiv gewesen sind. Was können Unternehmen dagegen tun? Drei Tipps  1) Weg...
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Öfter mal ans Gehirn denken

Wir brauchen mehr Respekt davor, wie andere Menschen ticken, sagt Friederike Fabritius. Im Interview erklärt die Hirnforscherin, warum es durchaus hilfreich sein kann, sich auch...

So lässt sich unsere Gehirnleistung steigern

Die Botenstoffe Dopamin, Acetylcholin und Noradrenalin bestimmen mit, welcher Arbeitstyp wir sind. Neurowissenschaftlerin Friederike Fabritius darüber, wie wir unsere Gehirnleistung im Job verbessern können.VON CHRISTINE LUGMAYR...

Zwang macht unproduktiv

Friederike Fabritius ist Neurowissenschaftlerin, Speakerin und preisgekrönte Autorin. Gerade arbeitet sie an einem Buch zur Frage, wie Männer und Frauen am Arbeitsplatz ticken, unter welchen...

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