A neuroscience perspective on chaos and change management for a Brexit world

Hilary Scarlett The UK is in a state of turmoil over a month on from the Brexit vote. It’s exactly the sort of uncertainty and chaos that the human brain absolutely hates. As Hilary Scarlett, author of Neuroscience for Organizational Change: An Evidence-based Practical Guide to Managing Change, says: Change that is both unpredictable and uncontrollable is a combination that is very stressful to the brain. Because we can’t predict it, we feel we’ve got no control. It’s a well-worn cliché to say that people don’t like change, but neuroscience – the study of the brain and nervous system – reveals that our brains really do struggle when faced with the unforeseen and uncontrollable. Simply by understanding more about the brain, what it needs and how it works, believes Scarlett, gives leaders…


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