Cerebral Mode (abstract & intellectual thought) ANALYZE STRATEGIZE Joys Joys Solving technical problems Conceptualizing Analyzing complex issues Innovating Logical approach Seeing the big picture Frustrations Frustrations Interpersonal aspects of situations Routine Meetings Ice breakers Details Right Mode Socializing in meetings StructureLeft Mode Joys Joys Implementing ideas Expressing ideas Developing plans Understanding group dynamics Follow-up and completion Team building Frustrations Frustrations “Blue Sky” thinking Logic ahead of feelings Not following the rules No interaction with people ORGANIZE PERSONALIZE Limbic Mode (concrete and emotional processing)
always disagree lack of trust dysfunctionaldysfunctional dysfunctional agreement agreement disagreement us vs. them personal conflict
always always agree lack of disagree lack of honesty trust dysfunctionaldysfunctional dysfunctional agreement agreement disagreement avoid us vs. conflict meeting them personal after the conflict meeting
confirmation biasOur tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms preconceptions and avoids information and interpretations which contradict prior beliefs.
fundamental attribution error An unjustified tendency to assume that a person’sactions depend on what kind of person that person is rather than on the social environmental forces influencing the person.
doing inclusiondisentangle intentions and outcomes
social network analysisFrom time to time people discuss important matters with other people. Looking back over the past six months, who are thepeople with whom you discussed matters important to you?
social network analysis Consider the people youcommunicate with in order to get your work done. Of all thepeople you have communicated with during the last six months,who has been the most important for getting your work done?
social network analysis Consider an important project orinitiative that you are involved in.Consider the people who would be influential for getting it approved or obtaining the resources you need. Who would you talk to, to get the support you need?
social network analysis Who do you socialize with? (spending time with people afterwork hours, visiting one another at home, going to social events, outfor meals and so on) Over the last6 months, who are the main people with whom you have socialized informally?
other ideas for mixing it up…• social technology• solution & idea contests• open space• decision accelerator, a.i.• mix up assignment• more social• communities of practice
resources• The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies | Scott Page• The Wisdom of Crowds | James Surowiecki• A Whole New Mind | Daniel Pink• The Medici Effect | Frans Johansson• The Geography of Thought | Richard Nisbett
resources• Achieving Success Through Social Capital: Tapping Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Network | Wayne E. Baker• The Whole Brain Business Book Ned Herrmann• Competitive Advantage Through People: Unleashing the Power of the Work Force | Jeffrey Pfeffer