Better Software East 2017 Concurrent Session : It's All in Your Head: Use Neuroscience to Improve Performance


Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

It's All in Your Head: Use Neuroscience to Improve Performance

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We humans process millions of bits of information each day. In order to handle that data load, our brains have developed shortcuts to take advantage of patterns, shared knowledge, and experience. Unfortunately, sometimes those shortcuts lead us astray, causing us to draw inaccurate conclusions. Faye Thompson says these shortcuts are amplified when we bring together a team of people, all trying to work together. Understanding how and why our brains take shortcuts to process all the incoming data can help us recognize when it's happening, take measures to correct our course, and even use that information to build stronger teams. Faye shares some of the most common types of biases and explores how we can recognize when they are negatively impacting our team. Practice some techniques for working around their impacts and uncover your biases.

Faye Thompson
CareWorks Tech

With more than eighteen years of project delivery experience, Faye Thompson is a senior agile consultant with CareWorks Tech. With a focus on agile methodologies and continuous improvement, Faye has had a positive impact in the financial services, healthcare, advertising, and automotive industries. Passionate about using innovative solutions to drive business value, she helps workgroups transform into highly engaged and energized teams. Faye enjoys serving on the board of directors for the Central Ohio Agile Association, volunteering as an instructor and emergency medical responder for the American Red Cross, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.