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Reframing behaviour to make change happen
I recently came across this fascinating Booz & Co. article that discusses the use of neuroscience in making changes happen – at organisational and personal levels. We all have experienced times when we have tried to make personal changes and failed (New Years Resolutions as one example) or tried to make organisational changes and for some reason the changes do not happen or at least do not stick.
This article goes some way to explain why this happens, or does not happen. Although the use of neuroscience in assisting with organisational change is still relatively in its infancy, there are some interesting ideas put forward that can help us think about making organisational change stick.
I am certain that in addition to the above, this also has significant relevance in considering how we manage the behavioural pitfalls that await us when taking decisions. Much work has been done in identifying these challenges (e.g. anchoring and seeking confirmatory evidence), but far less done in what we do about these things. The “meta-thinking” (thinking about what we are thinking about) discussed in the article is one way of doing this.
Below is a link to a summary of the article and a second link to the article itself.
We at Genesis would be happy to have a discussion with you as to how these principals and ideas may be put into practice in your organisation (or your personal life) when taking strategic decisions – or in the implementation of such.