DevOps West 2018 Concurrent Session : It's All In Our Heads: Using Neuroscience to Improve Performance


Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

It's All In Our Heads: Using Neuroscience to Improve Performance

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Understanding how our brains take shortcuts to process all the data they take in can help us recognize when its happening, take measures to correct our course, and use that information to build stronger teams. This talk sprang from my curiosity about the intersection of neuroscience and organizational behavior. It is my hope that attendees will leave with the ability to recognize when they and their teams are using processing shortcuts, as well some techniques for mitigating their impact.

Learning Objectives:
- Identify several ways in which our brains short cut processing in order to deal with the wealth of information they take in and decisions they must make
- Understand how those processing mechanisms manifest in our daily lives, both at home and at work
- Recognize when we are falling prey to our brains' misguided ways and learn to mitigate their impact

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.