"Whole Brain® Thinking is a methodology designed to help thinkers, teams and organizations better benefit from all of the thinking available to them. It acknowledges that while different tasks require different mental processes, and different people prefer different kinds of thinking, organizations will get better results when they can strategically leverage the full spectrum of thinking available."
Team Building and thinking preferences
Jigsaw Training Group are accredited HBDI consultants. We offer individuals and organisations the opportunity to use the Whole Brain Thinking System to determine their thinking preferences. Understanding the thinking preferences of yourself and your team ensures you and/or your organisation is utilising your human resources to their full potential.
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Origins of the Whole Brain® Thinking System and HBDI® Assessment
In 1976, while researching the brain as the source of creativity, Ned Herrmann learned of the pioneering brain research of Roger Sperry, Paul MacLean, Joseph Bogen and Michael Gazzanaga. From their work it is clear that the brain has four distinct and specialized structures.
Inspired by this research, Herrmann worked with EEG scans and, later, paper-and-pencil questionnaires to identify four distinct types of thinking, each roughly corresponding to one of the brain structures. The result of this research is the Herrmann Whole Brain® Thinking System.
In August 1979, after many tests, in-depth research and mountains of data, Herrmann had developed a valid self-assessment that enables individuals to understand their own thinking style preferences—the HBDI® (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument®).
Herrmann’s books, The Creative Brain and The Whole Brain® Business Book, provide additional background on his research and the process he took to develop the HBDI® and Whole Brain® Thinking System.