Our clients are mostly FTSE 100 companies and include organisations from technology, telecoms, retail, communications and financial services. Below are some case studies and comments taken from past neurosmart™ programmes.
Talent coming into the workplace will chose environments that feel instinctively brain friendly. A coaching organisation by nature has a growth mind-set. Coaching from a neurosmart™ perspective helps in hiring and retaining top talent.
We help businesses understand brain sex difference. Our brains are like fingerprints – each one is individual. Through the neurosmart™ research, we have developed brain-friendly strategies for approaching key work practices. We enable access to the best of all the brains in the business.
A case study...
Determined to acknowledge the brain differences, a team leader started using the mindbridge 4Cs meeting tool he had learned about on the neurosmart™ programme. One of the key changes he made was to allow different amounts of airtime for team members to fully express their thinking, based on the variety of brain genders in his team. A delighted team member commented immediately that this was the best meeting she had experienced with this team.
Brains don’t change, they adapt. Effective change is about creating the conditions for emotionally-based adaptation to occur. The mindbridge team brings applied neuroscience alive to support sustainably effective change in business.
Kate has co-written a chapter on ‘The brain and adaptive change’ in the book Organizational Change Explained (the discount code AHROCE20 will give 20% off the purchase price of the book).
The brain is a social organ. It has evolved to connect and interact with others. These relationships form a bond and build trust. Trust is essential to access the creative elements of our mind and to be able to work cohesively. Effective teams are one of the highest leverage points for organisational performance. The neurosmart™ programme is enabling our clients to access the best from all the brains in the team.
A case study...
A large top team comprising several new members became much more aware of when and how the team culture was inhibiting the brain performance of new team members. Applying neuroscientific insights, the team was able to have some open conversations about the team dynamics. This helped them release better idea generation from the team.
Leaders can be catalysts in their organisations if they understand how the neurochemistry in the brain can govern and shape not just our emotions, but also our behaviours.
A case study...
The leader of a large UK division of a top Fortune 500 organisation discovered that, despite stellar business results, there were some behaviours showing up that meant the culture was not appealing to a diverse group of talent – especially women. He set about raising awareness of the issues and behaviours and creating a new culture that was attractive to a wide variety of people. Learning about brain gender difference, and how to leverage it as a source of competitive advantage, along with practical tools, started to change key aspects of the business culture for the better.