Avoid the Pitfalls Other Organisations Fall Into When Trying To Inspire Their People

We live in the age of information overload. What this means is that there is never a shortage of information to stimulate the mind. But with so much out there, how can you make sure you are feeding your mind with the best information?. The Information that you can practically apply to your workday to help you solve complex problems, make wise decisions and think up novel ideas. The information that allows you to thrive in life. At Synaptic Potential we don’t rely on outdated theories. Instead we harvest the latest evidence-based findings from the field of neuroscience and transform these into user friendly insights which are directly applicable to organisations like yours.

Human potential lies within the brain. At Synaptic Potential we not only base our programs on cutting edge, fresh, and practical insights that allow you to capitalize and expand the natural potential of all your people, we also design our programs to be brain friendly. We know that even the most valuable insights will be worthless if not engaging your employees! 

So what pitfalls do organisations often fall into when trying to inspire their people?

Here are a few of the major ones that we have come across:

A failure to evoke curiosity. At the heart of unlocking potential, lies curiosity. But many organizations fail to recognise the importance of this fundamental behavior. Without curiosity you aren’t giving your people the foundation that they need to feel inspired, creative and engaged.

Offering the wrong kind of rewards. Inspiring people means getting to the heart of what motivates and engages them. But while many organisations focus on extrinsic motivation – where the reward is often financial or material – intrinsic motivation is actually more effective as getting people inspired. This is where the reward isn’t as tangible as obvious, but instead provides a deep seated sense of satisfaction, enjoyment or self worth that drives people forward to achieve their goals and contribute beyond expectations.

Not considering what’s important to the brain. There are certain things that engage the brain, and, vice versa, there are certain things that turn the brain off. Without the right evidence-based insights about how the brain works, it is all too easy for organisations to design programs which don’t enliven the brain, and therefore don’t inspire the person.

Designing programs which are incompatible with a busy workday. It’s difficult to become inspired if you aren’t given the time to do so. We find it’s often the case that organisations offer training programs which are inspiring in the moment, but dissipates as soon as their people walk out the room. Designing programs where inspiration and engagement is maintained, and built into the standard workday, rather than only briefly “in the moment” is key to enduring success.

Providing a one-size fits all solution. Everyone is different and every brain is different. Despite this, organisations often provide solutions that are one-size fits all solutions for their people. This means that the program will likely appeal to some, but not to others. Instead, we believe that a modular approach which is employee driven and tailored to their unique needs and interest is more likely to inspire and engage.

Interested in finding out more?

In our Building Better Brains brochure you will find out about:

  • How the programme has the potential to transform your organisation

  • The key features and benefits of each of the 50 topics covered in the programme

  • How the programme evolved 

  • How the programme can be used to build learning and coaching cultures 

  • How you can get started

Contact us for a copy of the Building Better Brains brochure, or to make an appointment to discuss how the programme can be tailored around advancing your specific business objectives.