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Neuroscience for Organizational Change

An Evidence-based Practical Guide to Managing Change

Draw on evidence from neuroscience to help ensure the success of change management programmes by helping people be more innovative, productive and engaged.
EAN: 9780749474881
Edition: 1
Format: 235x155
216 pages

About the book

Understanding how employees' brains work has lasting impact in terms of meeting business objectives and becoming an employer of choice. Neuroscience for Organizational Change helps businesses understand why employees find organizational change difficult and what they need from work relationships to perform at their best. Providing practical examples of how to apply these insights, the book enables organizations to improve performance as well as support the mental and emotional well-being of employees.

Drawing on examples from big-name organizations such as Lloyds Banking Group, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Orbit Housing Group and BAE Systems, Neuroscience for Organizational Change looks at the need for social connection at work, the essential role that leaders and managers play, how best to manage emotions and reduce bias to avoid making flawed decisions, and why we need communication, involvement and storytelling to help us through change. It also sets out a new science-based planning tool, SPACES, to enhance motivation.

About the authors

Hilary Scarlett

Hilary Scarlett is a writer, international speaker and consultant on change management and neuroscience. Her work, which has spanned Europe, the US and Asia, concentrates on the development of people-focused change management programmes, employee engagement and well-being. Hilary has been working with neuroscientists at University College London and in the US to apply cognitive neuroscience to practical management tools. She regularly works with leadership teams in the private and public sectors to help them build resilience and successfully introduce change.

More about Hilary Scarlett

This book is a great synthesis of scientific research and practical implementation.

Vincent Walsh, Professor of Human Brain Research, University College London