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"Wired to Socialize: The Science of Networking" is a captivating podcast series exploring the psychological and biological factors that impact our ability to build and nurture relationships with people around the world. Covve's CEO Yiannis Gavrielides talks with renowned evolutionary psychologist Professor Robin Dunbar on how humans build relationships. The series provides insights into how to create a more productive workplace, the impact of remote work, and the ever-evolving dynamics of human relationships. With decades of experience, the hosts delve into the science behind finding your social and professional "tribe," providing listeners with fascinating and thought-provoking content.

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"Wired to Socialize: The Science of Networking" is a captivating podcast series exploring the psychological and biological factors that impact our ability to build and nurture relationships with people around the world. Covve's CEO Yiannis Gavrielides talks with renowned evolutionary psychologist Professor Robin Dunbar on how humans build relationships. The series provides insights into how to create a more productive workplace, the impact of remote work, and the ever-evolving dynamics of human relationships. With decades of experience, the hosts delve into the science behind finding your social and professional "tribe," providing listeners with fascinating and thought-provoking content.

    Wired to Socialize | Prof. Robin Dunbar | Episode 4: Discovering the Dynamics of Social Circles

    Wired to Socialize | Prof. Robin Dunbar | Episode 4: Discovering the Dynamics of Social Circles

    In Episode 4 of "Wired to Socialize," Covve CEO Yiannis Gavrielides and evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar explore human social networks through the lens of Dunbar's number. They delve into the concept that an individual's social circle is capped at around 150 meaningful connections, structured in layers of varying closeness. From the intimate inner circle to broader social and community connections, the episode sheds light on how these layers impact relationship dynamics and prioritizati...

    • 12 min
    Episode 3: The Impact of In-person Interactions in a Hybrid Work Environment

    Episode 3: The Impact of In-person Interactions in a Hybrid Work Environment

    "Wired to Socialize: The Science of Networking" carries forward its discussion into the third episode, where Covve's CEO, Yiannis Gavrielides, and Professor Robin Dunbar delve into the modern-day conundrum of maintaining human connections in a hybrid work environment. They shed light on the necessity of in-person interactions, exploring how casual, face-to-face exchanges foster a deeper sense of community compared to scheduled online meetings, and underline the importance of balancing digital...

    • 19 min
    Episode 2: Entertainment as a Foundation for Relationships

    Episode 2: Entertainment as a Foundation for Relationships

    "Wired to Socialize: The Science of Networking" podcast series continues with its second episode. Covve's CEO, Yiannis Gavrielides, and Professor Robin Dunbar delve into the influential role of entertainment in relationship building. They emphasize how shared activities like singing, laughing, and enjoying comedy shows foster a sense of community and belonging. The episode unpacks the profound effects of shared joyous experiences in bridging the gaps between individuals, highlighting entertai...

    • 9 min
    Episode 1: Forging Relationships at the Workplace

    Episode 1: Forging Relationships at the Workplace

    In this episode, Professor Robin Dunbar discusses the factors in forging relationships, which include speaking the same language, where you were raised, career trajectory, common interests, world views, music interests, and humor. He explains that the more commonalities we have with others, the better the quality of our relationships. He goes on to explain that at the workplace, our relationships with colleagues lie within the career trajectory pillar and can be improved by making an effort t...

    • 16 min

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