Ned Herrmann, founder of Herrmann International, wrote that the Whole Brain® Model is a metaphor for an organizing principle of how the brain works.
Wikipedia defines an organizing principle as “a core assumption from which everything else by proximity can derive a classification or a value. It is like a central reference point that allows all other objects to be located.”
When you consider the brain as an organizing principle, you begin to realize how many ways Whole Brain® Thinking can be applied and how far-reaching the applications are for driving the Whole Brain® Advantage, both in work and in personal life.
In fact, over the years Ned came up with quite a list:
40 Ways to Drive the Whole Brain® Advantage
Under the Organizing Principle of the Brain
Applied Creative Thinking
Creative Problem Solving
Human Resource Development
Task Force Creation
Teaching & Training Delivery
Team Building and Bonding
Now we want to know what you think (and we have a terrific prize for two lucky commenters!):
1. What would you add to this list?
2. Which one application do you think will be most important to organizational success in 2011?
Leave a comment with your answers, and you could win a free HBDI® Profile Board. The Profile Board is a great tool for reinforcing the application of Whole Brain® Thinking and organizing team activities and interactions around a central reference point of Whole Brain® Thinking.
This is your opportunity to contribute to the collective intelligence of the Whole Brain® Thinking community! We’ll publish the updated list in a future issue of our BrainBytes™ newsletter.
Two winners will be selected by random drawing from comments on this blog entry related to the questions above. Contest is open until March 18, 2011.