Our newspapers and bookshelves are full of exciting new material in neuroscience, behavioural economics and psychology. Thanks to this, we now know so much more how people think and behave, what conditions we need to be at our best and what it takes for us to change. But there’s not been much grassroots application of this fascinating cognitive science to the intimacies of the daily working world. What does all that insight into cognitive biases means for the way we handle conflict in the office? How can our understanding of habit formation help us get reinspired by work that bores us?
Caroline Webb (CEO of SevenShift; Senior Adviser to McKinsey) is a renowned leadership coach who has spent years translating findings from cognitive science into actionable strategies for many hundreds of clients seeking to improve the quality of their working lives, day by day. In this talk she will share a new framework that sets out what she sees as the 7 big cross-cutting cognitive science themes that have practical applications for us in the way we work. You will walk away with some things to try out immediately for yourself – and a lot to reflect on. (For those who want to get deeper into the practical applications, we suggest you sign up for the Caroline’s workshop later in the day.)
Part of Nokia’s Smarter Everyday programme. Smarter Everyday aims to inspire with fresh approaches to productivity, collaboration and technology adoption, and the latest ideas from business leaders and innovators on creativity, leadership and management.
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