Improving Employee Performance through Cognitive Skill Training
“The key is not the will to win … Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”
Award-winning BrainWare SAFARI builds 41 cognitive skills in 6 areas: Attention, Memory, Thinking, Visual Processing, Auditory Processing and Sensory Integration. The 20 exercises in BrainWare SAFARI (most users call them games, rather than exercises – and that’s ok with us!) are based on decades of proven clinical practice. With 168 levels of progressive challenge and the motivation of a video game, BrainWare SAFARI is the complete brain-building package for kids of any age. See where it can take you and your child!
Now consider some other cognitive skills – say, sequencing – a skill required for accurate processing in a manufacturing environment, or in efficiently working through a series of interrelated steps in an office procedure. Or visualization – a skill needed in construction, in a concrete way, and in strategic planning, in a less tangible way. The same principles apply here. These are skills that can be developed and enhanced in virtually any individual. Organizations don’t often think of developing them, assuming that employees come to them with as much or as little of these skills as they will ever have. That is a costly assumption, both for the organization and the individual.
Because the brain can change and is constantly developing new pathways, each of us can further strengthen our strengths and mitigate our weaknesses. With appropriate exercise, we can build and reinforce the neural connections in our brains that will allow us to function more efficiently and effectively. We can get better at “changing our minds” (quite literally) in the face of new information, at combining information to discover something new or see it in a new way, or at seeing things from another’s point of view so that it becomes clearer how to communicate with them. The potential payoff for organizations that support this kind of development in their employees is incalculable.