– By Jeremy Dean, Founder and Master Gamemaker at R&E.
Emotion plays a huge part in how people make decisions and how they feel about the situations that affect them.
People want to be heard, they want to feel, they want to be understood, they want to bring their full selves to their work (and life).
They want to express themselves.
But right now, they can’t – because:
They haven’t had permission;
They haven’t had mechanisms;
Their emotions are seen as weakness.
So much is being left unsaid because people aren't given permission to be open and vulnerable.
And because of that, so much human potential and opportunity is being stifled or going untapped.
To reverse that, R&E believe we need to create a conversation renaissance.
We need to encourage people to speak up and to share their emotions openly and honestly.
Our research shows that organisations and individuals should be looking at harnessing emotions to their strategic advantage.