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Thursday
Mar012018

New Webinar: The First 90 Days in Your New Role Overseas

My latest webinar dealt with the challenges and experiences of the adaptations of the first 90 days in your new role overseas. For an individual settling into a new job there is a break even point between the value an employee takes in and the value that they give, this point is at about 90 days. However, for an employee taking on a new role in a new environment overseas that point may, in fact, be a little bit later. Regardless, that settling in period is an important building block for an employee and so this webinar helps to address that experience. 

 

 

Thursday
Jun012017

What can neuroscience teach us about the first 30 days in a new job?

Congratulations on your new role!  Get ready to learn. You may have thought you won the role because you have the knowledge, skills and experience required but the reality is the next 30 days will be a time of massive learning of new knowledge, developing new skills and building new experience.

A new job means learning the new organisation - familiarising yourself, not just with the processes, the people and the past, but importantly the organisational culture.  You may also be learning a new location, possibly a new country culture.  And all this learning needs to take place while you prove yourself as the best person for the role by performing effectively. 

This level of learning challenge involves significant work for our brain.  While our brain is an amazing organ, with billions of nerve fibres working to fulfil an extensive array of functions, storing the equivalent of a petabyte of data; the pre-frontal cortex - the part of our brain responsible for conscious thought (learning, understanding, memorizing and remembering) - is a relatively small component and is very energy hungry. And a new job means the pre-frontal cortex is constantly stimulated by new information that needs to be noticed, recognised, understood, remembered or sometimes ignored.

The risk of focusing on novel but not helpful information is high, as is the risk of overwhelm from new information.  This can lead to low retention and to brain exhaustion depleting our ability to make good decisions as the day goes on.

So, what can we do to help and support our brain in the learning process?

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