Why does HR need to be “brain-savvy”?
As HR professionals we spend a lot of time carefully planning our processes and policies. But when we crunch the numbers we’re not being as effective as we should be.
- people keep on doing what they were doing
- reward systems aren’t providing the motivation we’d expect
- everyone’s busy but they’re not being truly creative
- we don’t have a pipeline of talent for our top jobs
We’re not being brain-savvy. We need to understand our brains, as well as use them. The latest findings from neuroscience show us how to work with the way that brains have developed, in order to:
- create fulfillment
- make good decisions
- change habits
- achieve goals and
- train good leaders
This book uses neuroscience to help you define the guiding sense of purpose that’s a key feature of effective HR leadership. It shows how the latest research can improve your daily policies and practice. And gives you the insight and tools to maximise your own performance. With case studies from organisations that have been using neuroscience to solve their business problems.
Jan Hills – Jan set up Head Heart + Brain to change the way businesses are managed and led. The consultancy take the findings from neuroscience and applies them to leadership and business practice. With a Masters qualification in NeuroLeadership, she’s the driving force behind the brain-savvy approach. Before Head Heart + Brain Jan ran her own successful consulting business and was COO at an investment bank, so brings a huge amount of experience to the table in leadership and dealing with practical business issues.
She is the author of several books which help leaders to apply the findings from neuroscience to business including Brain-savvy Wo+man which she wrote with her daughter Francesca. She runs the on line leadership and career management programme Brain-savvy Woman.