Research: High stakes can set back learning

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Learning should be an opportunity for employees to acquire new skills free from stress or fear of failure. Frame workplace learning as an opportunity to grow and explore, not for people to get evaluated in their job. . Rapid loss of dendritic spines after stress involves derangement of spine dynamics by corticotropin-releasing hormone. Think about a time when your employees might be asked to perform under pressure. Maybe they’re trying to close a big sale.