U of R School of Business to host guest speaker Dr. Paul Zak

The scientist, educator, and award-winning author will share how trust can increase performance in the workplace

On Thursday, April 5, award-winning author and scientist Dr. Paul Zak will draw from his newest book, Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies, for a talk during an open house for the University of Redlands School of Business.

Zak will highlight how recent advances in neuroscience can be used to measure and manage organizational cultures to inspire teamwork and further drive positive business outcomes. Science shows that trust, combined with an organization’s transcendent purpose, creates joy at work.

“We have reshaped our curriculum to prime students with 21st-century business skills,” said Dr. Thomas Horan, dean of the U of R School of Business. “These skills include the abilities to be collaborative and ethical, which grow trust and are necessary to manage projects, conduct insightful business analysis, and lead teams through collaboration to deliver success.”

Zak is the founding director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and professor of economics, psychology, and management at Claremont Graduate University. He has degrees in mathematics and economics from San Diego State University, a Ph.D. in economics from University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral training in neuroimaging from Harvard University. Zak was recently awarded the Warren Bennis Prize for his article “The Neuroscience of Trust,” published in the Harvard Business Review’s 2017 January-February issue.

This talk is part of the University’s Banta Center Speaker Series, a forum at the School of Business for the examination of ethical issues in business and society.

For further information, please contact Christine Mee at christine_mee@redlands.edu.