We had an opportunity to speak an opportunity to a graduate class regarding the importance of emotional connection in the workplace.
One of the key aspects of the emotional connection process is recognizing the raw spots and triggers that impact our interactions. The longer we experience the conflict, the more raw spots we accumulate. These raw spots may be from past or current relationships.
Some of the most common raw spots are being excluded or rejected; not being valued or appreciated for our work, skills, or performance; and not acknowledging the point you’re making. When raw spots are hit, we have an emotional reaction; we feel pain, hurt, or embarrassment.
In moments of stress or disconnections, take the time to reflect on your experience and identify the raw spots and emotions. Tune into your body to recognize the sensations you are experiencing. Share it with someone you feel safe and close to. It takes courage to do that, but with practice, you will see how helpful it is.
The most extraordinary journey we take is the one we take inside. The more we know ourselves, the better we can be there, helping each other grow and thrive.
With gratitude and care,
Lola and EmC Team
Here is an excerpt from the presentation. We hope you enjoy it.