Service is not doing what's required of us,
service is doing more than what's required of us.
Simon Sinek

Neuroscience and Organizational Effectiveness

The latest findings in neuroscience offer leaders new insights for creating and sustaining high performing teams. Three key elements that help leaders create greater organizational effectiveness are:

  1. Give more autonomy to front line staff – because micromanaging (the opposite of autonomy) puts staff in a reactive and threatened state of mind.
  2. Reinforce the significance and value (the “why”) of everyday work – to gain greater individual and team accountability in attaining organizational goals (safety, quality, employee engagement, customer/patient satisfaction scores, etc).
  3. Provide better recognition for employee contributions – when a leader recognizes employee’s strengths in front of the team, it lights up the same region of the brain as would winning a large sum of money – and, gives a healthy and “motivating” release of dopamine.

Hope you find this insightful and perhaps a noteworthy topic to discuss at your next leadership meeting. Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness


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