If you want a resilient Business, take a Quantum Business Break
There is little doubt that running a business is increasingly challenging. Methods and approaches that used to work no longer have traction. The old certainties – jobs for life, ready credit and easy markets - have all but evaporated. The general response to this at the moment is to hang on and ride out the recession, by working harder and longer, until it all goes back to normal.
However, it is also possible to see the last eight years as Business in an evolutionary process. When viewed from this perspective, the task then becomes how to adapt and evolve, in order to avoid the risk of remaining stuck in a stone-age business mentality, and becoming a dinosaur.
This is the perspective adopted at Neale Horizons. Our radical new holistic approach to business and training business owners, encompasses the ability to be resilient in changing times. Our curriculum draws on cutting-edge research in neuroscience, psychology and consciousness studies, and offers training in new styles of thinking, learning and perception, and how to apply them in business, thereby helping the business owner achieve more with less stress and effort.
Director and Founder of Neale Horizons, Jeanette Neale says,
“Whether we like it or not, the business world is changing. The old rules and paradigms aren’t working and it’s time to see things differently. The solution isn’t to work harder doing the same things. Let’s adapt and use innovative resources to work on the business and not in it, thereby reducing the struggle and stress of business pressures.”
Neale Horizons isn’t alone in this emerging business territory. Business academics, corporate board members, mainstream news providers are all daring to think outside the box. Eugene Sadler-Smith, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Surrey, is currently writing on ‘the role of intuition in entrepreneurship and business venturing decisions’ and last year famously wrote a paper entitled, “‘With recruitment I always feel I need to listen to my gut’: the role of intuition in employee selection”. Another maverick academic, Guy Claxton, presents ‘masterclasses’ on intuition and creativity to such mainstream organisations as PricewaterhouseCooper. William George, a current Goldman Sachs board member, who started meditating in 1974, and today advocates the use of this in corporate life, writes articles on the subject for Harvard Business Review. As quoted in the F.T. he says “The main business case for meditation is that if you’re fully present on the job, you will make better decisions, and you will work better with other people. (Click here to read more)
And even the Daily Telegraph is getting on board, planning a conference next year on health and well-being in the workplace.
This kind of innovative thinking is a necessary part of active business discussions, contributing to this next stage of business evolution. In keeping with this new thinking, Neale Horizons, as part of its growing portfolio of seminars and workshops, is offering Quantum Business Breaks. This is a monthly forum, where business people can get to meet cutting edge ideas drawn from current research in neuroscience, psychology and consciousness studies, and see how they can be applied effectively in business, where effectiveness is also about health and if achieving more in business with less effort sounds attractive, then come along to the Quantum Business Break launch at Neale Horizons’ HQ, Victoria House, Taunton, on 11th November 3.30 – 5.00pm (tea and cake included).
Sadler-Smith E. (2015) 'The role of intuition in entrepreneurship and business venturing decisions'. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (LINK)
Miles A, Sadler-Smith E. (2014) '"With recruitment I always feel I need to listen to my gut":
The role of intuition in employee selection'. Personnel Review, 43 (4), pp. 606-627 (LINK)
Released On 19th Sep 2015