In the private dining room of The Riding House Café a group of articulate, intelligent individuals gathered to discuss ‘How to get board buy in for Employee Engagement’. The twelve came from various different backgrounds and different sectors. The discussion was lively at times, though perhaps surprisingly aligned.

The remit was to explore employee engagement and the outcome was to be a whitepaper detailing the discussion. This was to be done through the lens of neuroscience.

What you may find interesting is the speed at which the conversation evolved from a focus on Employee Engagement to what sat behind and underpinned the desire for it. The resulting white paper goes beyond its original remit to provide game changing insights that could strengthen your very people strategy.

Who is Present:
  • Amy Brann – Director – Synaptic Potential
  • Ana Canabarro – Head of Learning & Development – Mitie Client Services
  • Chloe Miller – Internal Brand Manager – Cancer Research
  • Damian McAlonan – Managing Partner – Boost Partnership
  • David Littlechild – Head of Employee Engagement – Lloyds Banking Group
  • Hermione Taylor – Founding Director –
  • James Murphy – Founder – The EEA
  • Kieren Colville – Director – Ketchum
  • Sam Theobald – HR Director – Text100
  • Saurav Chopra – CEO – Perkbox
  • Tom Robinson – CEO – Talent Tomorrow
  • Yasmin Sethi – Talent Development
Executive Summary

Neuroscience is a rapidly evolving field that gives unprecedented insight into how people work. We are moving towards a place where we can predict and shape behaviours more effectively than ever before. This white paper looks at the normal questions of what we’re talking about when engagement is mentioned and then presses deeper into what we should be talking about.

While trends have come and gone in leadership and HR circles – as we’re understanding more concrete facts about how people work that should become a problem of the past. People looking for a quick fix will find some pointers that will help here but also the encouragement and rational to explore further.

Do organisations have capacity to go deeper than the surface? There seems to be awareness that just like a good strategy that takes time and a lot of effort, the same holds true for a good people strategy.

Want to Learn More About EEA?

The EEA believe employee engagement professionals have a golden opportunity to be identified as providers of real business value. As a result they want the watchwords for the organisation to be proof, best practice, collaboration and momentum.

The membership organization is designed to be shaped by its members and bureaucracy free so it focuses on outcomes of value rather than processes and structures.

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Synaptic Potential deliver consultancy and trainings that optimise business performance & client interaction. We use neuroscience research to empower people with an understanding of how the brain works to achieve goals.

We Apply Neuroscience To:
  • Help leaders create people strategies that will count as an asset to the company.
  • Mindsets and behaviours that build in more costs that are currently needed.
  • Ways people are typically hampering delivering customer service.
  • The issue of how to sell more.
  • Adapting and getting fit for the social age.
  • Bring L&D up to date so it is most efficient and effective.
Within an Organization we Typically Work With:
  • LEADERS – to equip them with an understanding of the best people strategy for their goals, underpinned by neuroscience.
  • HR / L&D – to share an in depth model and approach that they can enhance all their existing and future interventions using.
  • EVERYONE – delivering specific programmes aligned to organizational goals.

We share game changing insights to make organizations better.

Want to learn more about the neuroscience behind engagement?