One of the biggest challenges organizations encounter is how to thrive when faced with constant, disruptive change. The study of neuroscience has provided us with a deeper understanding of why people find change so unsettling. It offers valuable insight into the way people approach new tasks or manage upheaval and helps us understand how the human brain utilizes mental resources to deal with ambiguity, resolve conflict, or find creative solutions to complex problems.
Neuroscience can help organizations become more effective in how they manage change, which should increase organizational productivity and employee satisfaction. A groundbreaking article on NeuroLeadership was published in the Summer 2006 issue of strategy+business, written by David Rock and Jeffrey Schwartz, titled “The Neuroscience of Leadership.” Peter Clayton, producer/host of Total Picture Radio, spoke with Art Kleiner at the NeuroLeadership Summit in New York City.