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Welcome to the Neuroscience Upgrade

Tony Latter | 8th July 2021

Have you heard? We’ve launched the biggest upgrade to our platform yet! 

We’re calling it the Neuroscience upgrade, and we’ve baked Neuroscience into every facet of our platform. This means that as well as being informed by expertise and insight into the world of organisational culture, our platform is underpinned by the science of how our brains work. 

In short our platform will allow you to measure employee engagement AND happiness. 

Why neuroscience?

Neuroscience is at the heart of what we do because it allows you to understand everything that your people think, feel and do. 

Neuroscience tells us that happiness is what happens when our basic needs are met, this includes our needs for safety and security. Within a work context we think about employee happiness as intrinsically linked with employee engagement. This is because engagement gives us direction and happiness creates energy. Imagine a car… engagement is the Sat Nav and happiness is the fuel. It’s one thing knowing where you want to go, it’s another to have the energy to take you there!

Engagement AND Happiness

We believe it’s important for you to be able to quickly and easily see both how engaged and how happy your people are. Our platform allows you to visualise these as scores, using an easy to understand scale. 

screen shot from our tool showing happiness and employee engagement

We break Happiness and Engagement into two areas each. These are linked to our four brain types model. 

The four brain types

Our neuroscience is based on our four brain types model. These relate to the four ways that we experience and react to the world around us. 

The four key brain types are:

  • Instinctive – This is our innate response to our environment.
  • Emotional – This is our immediate response to other people.
  • Reflective – This is our ability to mentally or emotionally “step back” and consider our response
  • Rational – This is our ability to slow down and consider our options. 

The Instinctive and Emotional brain types feed into workplace Happiness, while the Reflective and Rational brain types feed into Employee happiness. 

Each of us uses all four of these brain types every day. As we react and interact with the world around us. 

Eight Neuroscience Themes

In order for you to be able to accurately gauge how your organization scores against each of these four key brain types, all of our surveys are underpinned by eight themes. Each of the brain types have two neuroscience themes linked to them. 

We believe that if your organisation is able to harness each of these themes, you will be able to build a thriving work culture. 

The eight themes are:

  • Safety
  • Freedom
  • Relationships 
  • Acknowledgement
  • Meaning
  • Personal growth
  • Clarity of purpose
  • Enablement. 

These filter into the brain types, and then into both Happiness and Engagement. 

Our neuroscience themes feed into our brain types which feeds into happiness and engagement

How we built Neuroscience into our product

As well as our flagship product, Employee Voice, which allows you to measure and visualise happiness and engagement in real-time, our new platform includes a wide range of pre-built surveys. These allow you to measure every step of your employee life cycle, from their first day until their last. 

All our pre-built surveys, reports and insights are underpinned by the 8 neuroscience themes that enable your people to thrive at work. 

You can dive into each of the areas on your dashboard. 

screenshot from our platform showing the neuroscience themes broken down by brain type to help measure happiness and employee engagement

This allows you to build a data led people strategy for your organisation. 

Want to learn more about how the neuroscience in our platform can help you build a thriving work culture? Book a demo today

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