Why brain savvy?
Neuroscience is shaping a new understanding of:
- How the brain functions
- The brain processes and chemistry that underlie instincts, emotions, thinking and behaviour
- The brain processes that influence how we react, act and interact
- How the brain perceives, learns, adapts and responds to change
- What we can do to enable our brains to work at their best, especially in times of disruption, nonstop change and uncertainty
Being smart and business savvy is important, but it is no longer enough in our complex and turbulent workplace environments. People must also be brain savvy.
There is now a strong and growing body of evidence to suggest that the brain has a lot more to do with reshaping behaviours than we may have originally thought. For example, when the brain is stressed or under pressure, it simply can’t perform to its full potential, no matter how much we try. On the other hand, given the right conditions, the brain is able to do some incredible things, sometimes beyond what we believe is possible.