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Video: Navigating our instinctive responses to change

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What Happens in the Brain with Change? How To Navigate Our Instincts

There are specific things that happen in someone’s brain when they encounter new situations, and by understanding this, we can help people deal with change more effectively.

There are four main part of the brain that affect our response to change – the basal ganglia, the prefrontal cortex, the orbitofrontal cortex and the amygdala.

And there are three main reasons that cause people to resist change – they’re trying to conserve energy, they’re experiencing discomfort or pain, or they’re seeing the changes as a threat.

Armed with this knowledge, what can organisations do to sidestep these primal responses to to change?

How our brains respond to change

Watch the video to understand exactly what happens in our brains when we encounter new situations, and how we can use this knowledge to approach workplace change differently.

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