Who would have thought.
A little over 4 years ago I was a professional athlete. I ran up the side of mountains to train for my regular season, until suddenly, I contracted a strange neuromuscular disease.
On September 13th, 1848, Phineas Gage was 25 years old. He was handsome, in the prime of his life, and was foreman of a railroad crew. As his employer put it, Phineas Gage was "…the most efficient and capable foreman in their employ... a shrewd, smart businessman, very energetic and persistent in executing all his plans of operation."1
At Plasticity Labs, we focus on positive interactions and recognition as an important part of the type of interactions that create a happier workplace. Recognition is often paired with other forms of positive interactions like optimism, gratitude, empathy, resilience and others. Why?