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Did you know that financial incentives don’t really motivate employees?

By Dr. William Seidman | November 21, 2019 |

As many of you know, I have often written about the limitations of financial incentives designed to motivate employees. In particular, I cite the work of Dan Pink in Drive...

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When is organizational change sustainable?

When is organizational change sustainable?

By William Seidman We get asked if our solution is "sustainable." Organizational change is sustainable if the people in the organization are committed to taking responsibility for their success. That commitment to change has incredible energy in it. Wisdom transfer isn't magic - it takes...
Keeping the big picture in mind when you're swamped by the daily pressures

Keeping the big picture in mind when you're swamped by the daily pressures

By William Seidman I'm in Malaysia now, working with a great team that's under incredible pressure. Each member recognizes that they should be thinking bigger and longer-term, but need someone - a catalyst if not a leader - to make it all happen. As Michael...
Neuroscience and change in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan

Neuroscience and change in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan

By William Seidman Can the science we use to effect organizational change be used in other cultures and in other languages? Do differences in negotiating styles, teams and hierarchies, and verbal and nonverbal ways of communicating influence a company's ability to do things differently, and...
Sharing expertise within organizations

Sharing expertise within organizations

By William Seidman How can you find expertise and, then, assure that it will be shared? Alden Hayashi's "The World Might be Small, But Not for Everyone" describes research by a team led by Morten Hansen from INSEAD. Are the results surprising or could you...
Neuroeconomics and change

Neuroeconomics and change

By William Seidman I like the book Your Money and Your Brain: how the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich. Its author is Jason Zweig - an editor and writer for Forbes, Money and, now, The Wall Street Journal - who recently...
Using neuroleadership to sustain organizational change

Using neuroleadership to sustain organizational change

By William Seidman If you've recently implemented change in your company - congratulations! But now what? Ensuring that change "sticks" is the tough part. Focused positive thinking has been shown to actually work. (more…)
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Cerebyte's Blog, our " Wisdom Journal." This site was created to provide a source of web-based information and conversation on current ideas on organizational and personal change. How does it happen? What makes it so difficult? The hard parts, the fun parts - it's all...
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