TextBook: Applications of Neuroscience to Improve Wellbeing in Organizational Life

The application of neuroscience toward well-being in organizational life has been an emerging field of research over the last few decades and Branchi and Alleva (2006) proposes that these protocols are developing as a specific domain within the fields of management science, organizational behavior, human resource management, and related areas. According to Bandura (1991) the key focus should be understanding the application of brain-based well-being systems and offering tools for healthy behavior change within the organizational context. Lupien SJ, Maheu F, Tu M, et al. (2007) suggests that understanding how to effectively apply the findings from neuroscience may lead to positive neurophysiological and psycho-social health benefits. To enhance health and well-being in organizations, learning from neuro-science should be applied practically (Parsons, 2019) as this approach has shown to sustain health and improve well-being at work.

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About The Author

Dr. Justin James Kennedy holds the position of Professor of Organizational Behavior and Applied Neuroscience at Monarch Business School Switzerland. He holds a Doctor of Professional Studies with Monarch Business School Switzerland as well as a Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology from Rhodes University. Dr. Kennedy is on adjunct faculty at the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK, where he supervises Ph.D.’s in behavioral neuroscience. He is a founding member of the Australian Institute of Organisational Neuroscience (ION), and the founding Journal Editor of the SAGE academic publication as part of the Neuro-Capability Organisation. He is the author of BRAIN REBOOT, A Change of Mind Will Change Your Brain (2019). His TEDx talk: Your Brain is a Selfish Democrat was recorded in South Africa in 2014 and his consulting and executive coaching practice.