When leaders exclude team members from activities, meetings, or initiatives, it is common for those colleagues to experience social pain. Whenever people feel abandoned, rejected, or disconfirmed, they experience an intense pain not unlike the physical pain we endure after being injured. In fact, social and physical pain register in the same area of the brain and share many of the same symptoms.
Keeping leaders and other members of your team, actively involved in the day to day operations is key to open and truthful communication. Allowing your team to evolve and grow by including them in planning, events and select meetings, is paramount to the success of the company and the team members!