Neuroscience                        CPD                         for the               LinkedIn members group &            ...
Mike MorrisonRapidBI.com                #CIPDLRN                   RapidBI Webinar 2013
Todays SpeakersDr John McGurkAdviser: Learning and Talent DevelopmentCIPD                                           #CIPDL...
Q A           Martin Couzins      Type question here                 Editor            Learnpatch.co.uk              Q&A S...
Neuroscience               New Social Science Insights for                            HR                         Dr John M...
Overview We will look at three key areason insight for HR        Economics       Sociology         and     anthropology   ...
Random stuff we will cover         © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013                                           RapidBI Webin...
Why?• Understanding these areas which are less  familiar to us than our core insight areas of  psychology, management and ...
Economics• Our least acknowledged source of insight• labour economics and human capital variant  describe a lot of our wor...
Choice architecture                         • Nudging is about                           shifting behaviour with          ...
Quick Quiz• Why have supermarkets                 • 1.Which of these films  traditionally put fruit                 are pe...
Beauty and the bias                         • Many of us are biased towards                           beauty Hamermesh (20...
Tournament theory and executive        compensation                               • Tournaments are competitions          ...
Anthropology and sociology• Anthropology and culture• Ethnography and observation• Co-operation collaboration and conflict...
Anthropology: The “mother” discipline            for Culture• Leadership culture and                  • Car seat designers...
Sociology’s take on Co-operation and             Collaboration• Sociologists are integral to a  lot of HR insight   – Empl...
Ethnography and Employment• Genuinely understanding the  nature of work needs rich  qualitative data• Ethnography helps bu...
Fresh management insight• Turnover induced forgetting• Organisational stupidity• Networks, nodes and  sociometrics        ...
Learning and forgetting• L&TD OD management  assumes a learning curve• Knowledge management  concept of “forgetting”.• Som...
Organisational stupidity                                                • Good lens to look at                            ...
Networks, nodes and sociometricsScience of networks• Six degrees of separation   from Kevin Bacon• Science of networks and...
Conclusion and recap• Much insight to tap from                    • Network research on social  outside our usual boundari...
Over to you...    What areYour Questions...?     For our next event check out      http://rapidbi.com/webinars            ...
This event was    powered by     For more information email        uk@citrixonline.comOr request a free trial in the feedb...
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New Social Science Insight for learning – Dr John McGurk - CIPD
L&TD has relied for most of its development on insights from psychology & management theory. Many of these have served it well but a new fund of insights which can help drive learning is developing from diverse fields of social science.

Join CIPD’s L&TD Adviser Dr John McGurk as he integrates these new & exciting aspects of learning to conclude our Ready State Webinar series.

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Dr John McGurk - Fresh social science insights for HR

  1. 1. Neuroscience CPD for the LinkedIn members group & L&D professionals#CIPDLRN RapidBI Webinar 2013
  2. 2. Mike MorrisonRapidBI.com #CIPDLRN RapidBI Webinar 2013
  3. 3. Todays SpeakersDr John McGurkAdviser: Learning and Talent DevelopmentCIPD #CIPDLRN RapidBI Webinar 2013
  4. 4. Q A Martin Couzins Type question here Editor Learnpatch.co.uk Q&A Support#CIPDLRN RapidBI Webinar 2013
  5. 5. Neuroscience New Social Science Insights for HR Dr John McGurk Adviser: learning and talent development #CIPDLRN © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  6. 6. Overview We will look at three key areason insight for HR Economics Sociology and anthropology New management research © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  7. 7. Random stuff we will cover © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  8. 8. Why?• Understanding these areas which are less familiar to us than our core insight areas of psychology, management and OB is worthwile.• Better understanding can be drawn by engaging with these issues• We can link more with wider business and bring powerful knowledge and insight to bear. © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  9. 9. Economics• Our least acknowledged source of insight• labour economics and human capital variant describe a lot of our world• Great insights on: – Choice architecture and the nudge – Beauty and bias – Tournament theory and executive performance © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  10. 10. Choice architecture • Nudging is about shifting behaviour with incentives • These can be monetary or just conditioning behaviour. • The related issue of choice architecture comes into play © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  11. 11. Quick Quiz• Why have supermarkets • 1.Which of these films traditionally put fruit are people likely to say and veg at the front of they like to watch later the shop – Lincoln• Please type your – Die harder answer • 2: Same choice for people asked what they want to watch that evening © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  12. 12. Beauty and the bias • Many of us are biased towards beauty Hamermesh (2011) • Attractive people get a major pay premium • Overweight women lose pounds in pay relative to men • Taller men make more of their asset – even footballers are penalised for each standard deviation away form classic facial symmetry. • Erotic capital • Flirting and job satisfaction © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  13. 13. Tournament theory and executive compensation • Tournaments are competitions where people are rewarded according to relative rank. Works when easy to rank people • Executive pay and promotion to HRD is a tournament setting where the prize is a reward for coming first of other competing abilities. • People can be in a tournament even if they don’t know it when they are blind to others level of reward so it becomes defacto © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  14. 14. Anthropology and sociology• Anthropology and culture• Ethnography and observation• Co-operation collaboration and conflict © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  15. 15. Anthropology: The “mother” discipline for Culture• Leadership culture and • Car seat designers “cultism” • Computer coders• Work relations • Cross national teams (Hawthorne experiments)• Conflict and co-operation• Innovation• Entrepreneurship• Cross cultural knowledge Xerox employed 9 phds• Social capital• Communities of practice © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  16. 16. Sociology’s take on Co-operation and Collaboration• Sociologists are integral to a lot of HR insight – Employee Relations contribution probably best known (Unitarist/pluralist/radical)• Structure, conflict and co- operation and hidden issues like class and power in organisations.• Understanding of incentives and disincentives to collaborate and co-operate. © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  17. 17. Ethnography and Employment• Genuinely understanding the nature of work needs rich qualitative data• Ethnography helps build such a rich picture• Deep and reflexive method• Increasingly used in business insight © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  18. 18. Fresh management insight• Turnover induced forgetting• Organisational stupidity• Networks, nodes and sociometrics © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  19. 19. Learning and forgetting• L&TD OD management assumes a learning curve• Knowledge management concept of “forgetting”.• Something fishy in a salmon processing factory• (Sune and Lopez 2013)• Productivity impacts implication for tenure etc. © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  20. 20. Organisational stupidity • Good lens to look at organisations and culture – Finance and risk, TQM, ICT overinvestment,Developing concept of OS(Alvesson and Spicer 2013) project over-runs. • Routine not aberrant • Curiosity and courage to challenge is the cure © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  21. 21. Networks, nodes and sociometricsScience of networks• Six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon• Science of networks and social ties link to KM• (Fliaster and Spiess 2008)• Sociometrics and the spatial representation of relationships (Bahbouh) 2013 (forthcoming) © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  22. 22. Conclusion and recap• Much insight to tap from • Network research on social outside our usual boundaries ties and connectivity• Economics and insights on • Operational research on choice, taste and beauty and Turnover-induced tournaments Forgetting• Anthropology on culture and ethnography and deep • Critical management theory organisational investigation on organisational stupidity• Sociology on conflict co- • They are all connected and operation power and mixing them togetehr gives inequality real insight and fresh perspectives © CIPD Dr John McGurk / mm 2013 RapidBI Webinar 2013
  23. 23. Over to you... What areYour Questions...? For our next event check out http://rapidbi.com/webinars RapidBI Webinar 2013
  24. 24. This event was powered by For more information email uk@citrixonline.comOr request a free trial in the feedback For our next event check out http://rapidbi.com/webinars RapidBI Webinar 2013

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