There is a lot of research showing that animal and human behavior have a number of crossover points. What if we could better learn how to manage human actions in the workplace by thinking about them from an animal’s perspective? Maybe not of interest to your average MBA student, but for an audience of veterinary professionals, this could be great fun!
Some of the major behavioral questions we’ll discuss include:
· The pecking order and what to do if you’re on the bottom roost
· Why do alpha males insist on dominating the others in the group and how to neuter such behavior?
· Go lay an egg in your own nest. What to do when employees glom onto the success of others.
· What chickens can teach us about effective communication
· What to do when your ‘flock’ rejects one of your ‘chicks’
Humans are animals too. Understanding human behavior by way of animals, creatures that we are drawn to and understand, may unlock better ways for us to succeed as leaders and to earn trust as colleagues.
Review the major behavioral patterns in a flock of chickens and learn what parallel behaviors exist in humans.
Review published research that helps us understand and respond to the behavior patterns referenced above.
Stimulate ideas on how to train and coach employees based on what we know works in the animal world.
Everything I Needed to Know about Veterinary Management, I Learned From Chickens (CE Course)
Quiz: Everything I Needed to Know about Veterinary Management, I Learned From Chickens (Required for RACE and CVPM Credit)