What is Whole Brain Thinking & HBDI?
Whole Brain® Thinking gives you insight into the way you think. With this self-awareness you can then adapt, consider and leverage different thinking styles – not just the ones you are most comfortable with. Your team is then empowered to work more effectively together and your business will have the ability to utilise it’s full people potential.
Ned Herrmann, former head of Management Development for General Electric, devised the Whole Brain Thinking system in the 1970s. His model identifies four main areas of thinking processing: Rational, Practical, Feeling and Experimental.
Organisations who use Whole Brain® Thinking get better results when they can strategically leverage the full spectrum of thinking available—analytical, organisational, strategic and interpersonal.
Watch this video for an introduction to HBDI:
How Whole Brain Thinking and HBDI can help your business
Your team will develop ‘outside the square’ thinking and improve communication skills. Staff will be able to fully leverage their own thinking preferences, stretch to other less preferred styles when necessary, adapt to and take advantage of the preferences of colleagues and customers to improve performance and results.
Whole Brain Thinking makes the most of your people and develops your organisation – promoting innovation and delivering bottom-line results.
What we Offer
Our training courses apply the HBDI model to communication, leadership, team development, conflict resolution and negotiating win-win situations. All of our training is tailored for your organisation’s needs.
We deliver in-house Leadership Development Programmes consisting of a series of modules that may include:
- Creating an environment of success for your team
- Being assertive and managing conflict
- Giving instructions and delegating tasks
- Motivating your people
- Setting the standard
- Giving performance feedback
Or start with the HBDI taster course (Smart Thinking).
Our presenters are HBDI certified practitioners and national experts in Herrmann Whole Brain Thinking assessments.
Email us or phone 03 545 6566 for a specification and quote.
Companies that use Whole Brain Thinking & HBDI
In New Zealand, companies that use Whole Brain Thinking & HBDI include: ANZ, Fonterra, Air New Zealand, Cookie Time, Ministry of Education, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Warehouse, Spark, Sanitarium, Westpac and Zespri.
Globally, 97% of the top 100 Fortune 500 companies use HBDI and Whole Brain Thinking principles.