Organizational change can be unpredictable and stressful. With a better understanding of what our brains need to focus and perform at their best, organizations and leaders can increase employee engagement, productivity and well-being to successfully manage such periods of uncertainty. Drawing on the latest scientific research and verified by an independent neuroscientist, Neuroscience for Organizational Change
explores the need for social connection at work, how best to manage emotions and reduce bias in decision-making, and why we need communication, involvement and storytelling to help us through change. Practical tips and suggestions can be found throughout, as well as examples of how these insights have been applied at organizations such as Lloyds Banking Group and GCHQ. The book also sets out a practical science-based planning model, SPACES, to enhance engagement.
This updated second edition of Neuroscience for Organizational Change
contains new chapters on planning the working day with the brain in mind and on overcoming the difficulties related to behavioural change. It also features up-to-the-minute wider content reflecting the latest insights and developments, and updated case studies from the first edition which give a long-term view of the benefits of applying neuroscience in organizations. "This book is a must-have resource for change practitioners and leaders who want to understand how people process information, what can be done to manage threat and reward responses, and how to lead change. The way we manage change is changing and this book helps us understand that every person travels a unique and personal journey through change that leaders can influence when the right approach is used."--Michelle Pallas, USA Country Co-Lead, Change Management Institute "Hilary Scarlett has produced a fascinating and accessible guide to the science behind our behaviour at work. Full of practical advice, this will be a useful book for anyone wanting to become a better manager, and for leaders with the vision to build a more positive workplace."--Jo Swinson, CBE, Minister for Employment Relations 2012 - 2015, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democratic party "Filled with pertinent research and generous insight, this book is a pleasure to read. Every professional involved with behavior change should read this book to ensure that they have the latest applied information on the topic. Scarlett has seamlessly integrated the logic for why it is important to change with the realities of how our brains can fight us in changi
Neuroscience for Organizational Change