Why is Brain Change Difficult?
Our Brains get 34 GB of information daily; one of the reasons change is difficult
A study conducted by researchers at the University of California- San Diego, estimated that people are inundated with approximately 34 GB (Gigabytes) of data daily. We are exposed to over 100,000 words a day and even thought we don't really read the words, they are reaching our eyes and ears. For you math whizzes that is 23 words per second during 12 waking hours. Ouch..., no wonder we find it hard to focus, make changes and discern valid, factual and relevant information. As a reaction to receiving this deluge of information some neuroscientists believe that our brains may now be developing differently. They believe our brains are creating new neural connections ( mind maps) to react more quickly thereby reducing our ability for deeper thought and reflection.
This data supports and underscores an enormous challenge in any organizational change program; you must grab the attention of the people that need to change and make them aware of and desirous of creating modifications. Click here to read more...
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