Welcome to Hardwired Humans
Hardwired Humans is a management consulting firm that designs people strategies based on human instincts.
Most senior executives and human resource professionals find common obstacles to high-performance within their organisations.
Do these frustrations sound familiar?!
- “Our organisation is comprised of silos that compete for turf”
- “Our executive team does not collaborate enough”
- “It’s tough to manage change so that people support a new idea or technology”
- “Staff complain about the lack of communication, and rely on the grapevine for the latest information”
- “Our performance appraisal system is not effective”
- “We don’t have enough capable leaders at every level”
If most organisations struggle with the same obstacles, then the explanation for those obstacles, and the solutions, must be found outside the organisation. The reason these obstacles exist is due to our hardwired instincts as human beings.
Dr Jane Goodall launches Andrew O’Keeffe’s book, Hardwired Humans on 6 June 2011
In June 2011 and in October 2008, Andrew O’Keeffe and Dr Jane Goodall joined forces to speak to business audiences on the implications of instincts. Dr Goodall spoke about the leadership and social behaviours of chimps. Andrew spoke about humans!. The similarities between the two species relates to our nature as social animals. Business leaders quickly see where behaviours they see around the office come from—clan connections, hierarchy, gossip, politics, snap judgments and status displays. If we understand instincts we can make intelligent leadership choices.
Dr Goodall also shares her environmental message and the role business leaders can play in ensuring a sustainable environment for all living creatures. For more on the mission and work of her institute go to www.janegoodall.org.au.
Successful Leadership Using Human Instincts
Offices are not our natural habitat. Leadership is easier when you understand the nine instincts that still drive human behaviour.
With the Industrial Revolution only 250 years ago, we left our hunting, gathering and village societies to work in offices and factories. However, we did not leave behind the instincts of social interaction we inherited from our ancestors.
As you read this entertaining book, you will learn how the instincts of clan connections, hierarchy, gossip, politics, snap judgments, status displays and sexual competition continue to drive modern office interactions just as they have driven human interaction for millennia.
Hardwired Humans shares a practical framework that helps makes sense of human behaviour and allows leaders to manage more effectively.
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