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What does HR need to know about neuroscience?

What does HR need to know about neuroscience?

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As you may have seen, July is our Neuroscience Learning Month on HRZone, so we're trying to cover as much ground as possible and provoke discussion across the community - so it would be good to hear your thoughts!

Do you do much reading around neuroscience, has it helped you with your role, and do you think it is an important area for HR professionals to be in the know about?

Or do you find the subject a bit too wishy-washy to be relevant to the industry? We want to know your views & experiences below!

 

 

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By Shonette
05th Jul 2016 16:58

I've just posted a poll on our Twitter account to see how our followers view the purpose of neuroscience in HR, you can see it here: https://twitter.com/HRZone/status/750354770435698688

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By clive boorman
06th Jul 2016 08:13

Hi Shonette, I'm going through accreditation to be able to deliver L & D activity that's based on the findings from Neuro Science. My view is that there's loads of research and little firm conclusive proof it works.
However, it certainly fits into our approach to future proof our offering and have a basket of solutions that put learning management in the hands of the learner rather than rely totally on a trainer or tutor.
What I particularly like about what we are doing with neuroscience is that we aren't telling people what they should learn but teasing out what they have learned which may be different from person to person.
I think there will be some people in our Org that love it and some that will hate it but it's worth re-stating that, for us, it's part of a basket of options people have and we aren't putting everything behind it at the cost of other things.
In addition, the number of people from large orgs that I've met who are seeing more engagement with L & D (by their end users), is frankly impressive.

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By Shonette
06th Jul 2016 09:43

Thank you Clive - I thought it was worth asking the question as I think many people will agree with your experiences, in that it's an interesting new area to read up on, but ultimately there isn't too much in the way of proof at the moment, but it is changing the way many organisations and individuals approach learning & development, which can only be a good thing!
I'm also enjoying monitoring the results of our Twitter poll - although learning as a reason that people are interested is in last place!

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By ronald thomas
06th Jul 2016 12:50

While there is a lot of discussion around neuroscience, I do NOT see this as a must for HR. There are so many other issues in trying to align strategy with talent that to me that is the main driver. It is a nice to know as it relates to behaviors. But I for one would not spend a lot of time on it. [***], even the C-Suite is not knowledgeable on the subject and how behaviors are looked at through this field of study. Way to soon to be a concern. Solve the Organization problems first and foremost.

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By Shonette
06th Jul 2016 13:30

Thanks Ronald - really good to hear your view on the subject. I definitely think there are more pressing areas to focus on, but that neuroscience can also be a 'nice to know' to support some new approaches.

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