Creating Organizational Change with Trauma-Informed Management | Shalini Verma Revisited
Inspiring individual or organizational change is one of the hardest things for any leader or manager to accomplish.
According to Shalini Verma, a high-energy leader at Google who practices trauma-informed management, it's not about the process or the tools. That’s the easy stuff. In her opinion, the ability to drive individual and organizational change starts with a single thread: self-awareness.
In this episode, Dart and Shalini discuss the fundamentals of trauma research and how it lends itself to management. They discuss practical ways to implement trauma-informed management, how to deal with automatic responses that stem from trauma, why empathy is the key to inclusive product design, trauma as a path of evolutionary development, and much more.
- Defining trauma
- How trauma shows up in the workplace
- Trauma-informed management
- Practical applications of trauma-informed management
- How to become more self-aware
- How to heal from trauma
- The connection between awareness of the body and anxiety
- How to make better decisions
- Inclusive product design
- And other topics...
Shalini Verma is the Global Lead of Technical Program Management at Google, helping to improve all of Google's products through global developer tools and frameworks. Named to Crain Magazine's Tech 50 - Top Technology talent, her career has transitioned from roles in process, to product, to leadership development. She is an MIT and Harvard Business School graduate.
Whether leading non-profit or for-profit organizations, her passion is to inspire leaders to transform themselves and the world. She has spent the last ten years discovering and developing tools through cross-pollination, collaboration, and experimentation across industries, age groups, and methodologies.
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