Why HR needs to study neuroscience

Why HR needs to study neuroscience

Small changes can make a big difference in the workplace.

With psychometrics and wellbeing both increasing in importance to companies, neuroscience seems like a potential avenue that could be explored by HR functions.

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Comments (3)

  • Linda
    Linda
    Tue, 5 Apr 2016 9:47am BST
    I think this is a crucial topic for anyone who is in the service of helping others. Two great books so far are:
    The brain that changes itself by Norman Doidge and The power of the subconscious mind by Joseph Murphy.
    You will find more more references in Doidge's book.
  • Bertie Tonks
    Bertie Tonks
    Fri, 1 Apr 2016 2:30pm BST
    Hi Mel

    David Rock has some great work on this, in particular the SCARF model that formalised that explains the impact of social pain on our brains similarly to that of physical pain. His framework serves as a useful guide as individuals and managers in managing high performing states.

    There is some great research coming out of this area and well worth the investment in time digging around.
    All the best
    Bertie
  • Mel
    Mel
    Fri, 1 Apr 2016 1:25pm BST
    I agree with the points raised. Can anyone recommend options for learning more on the subject?

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