Our webinar, Nine Practical Tips for Using Neuroscience to Power Learning, prompted lots of great questions from our attendees that we didn't have a chance to answer at the time, but we're taking the opportunity to answer one of them now. My co-presenter Charlotte Hills and I were particularly taken with one question about how to apply neuroscience principles in employee learning, specifically around the relationship between emotions and learning. Emotion has a weighty influence on employee development and success. It's an important aspect to weave into employee learning for optimal performance. Let's see what it is about emotion that promotes learning!
Does emotion need to relate to the topic that you're learning?
Yes! Emotion absolutely needs to be linked to the topic at hand. Research shows that feeling something on an emotional level helps learners remember the situation. People will respond to something that they've done, whether it be fear that they're falling behind others, or joy at their achievement. Leaders can use this to power learning neuroscience.
It's important to remember that a lesson sticks when you've felt an emotion, good or bad, upon its completion. Leveraging neuroscience and emotion to power employee learning enables employees to improve and succeed.
Emotions' role in learning
Like Charlotte mentioned in the video response, not only does emotion help employees remember their learned lesson, but emotion also deepens employees' connection and dedication to their work, pinpointing what motivates an employee to bring out their best. Leveraging neuroscience and emotion will effectively improve overall employee success, development and retention.
There are many things to be learned on neuroscience and the role emotion has in learning, so let your emotions run free and have a look at our webinar, Nine Practical Tips for Using Neuroscience to Power Learning that explores in more depth learning neuroscience and the effect emotion has in employee learning.