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USING BRAIN HEMISPHERICITY TO ENHANCE CAREER MANAGEMENT

International Journal of Career Management

ISSN: 0955-6214

Article publication date: 1 September 1991

Abstract

Managing one′s career entails knowing if one is primarily intuitive or analytical when approaching tasks. Right‐brain management techniques rely on feelings – intuition and creativity – to solve problems. On the other hand, left‐brain‐oriented managers follow rational and logical methods of reasoning. Available research indicates that at top management levels right‐brain and integrative‐brain‐skills are needed more than purely left‐brain skills in decision making. Analysis is thought to be predominantly a left‐brain activity; intuition is traditionally seen as a right‐brain activity. It is the integration and synthesis of both left – and right‐brain activity which are critical to the management process. Left – and right‐brain hemisphericity is discussed, a brain development technique offered, interpersonal dynamics which employ the intuitive right‐brain in the management process suggested, and how brain hemisphericity and intuition enhance career management is indicated.

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Citation

Johnson, P.R. and Indvik, J. (1991), "USING BRAIN HEMISPHERICITY TO ENHANCE CAREER MANAGEMENT", International Journal of Career Management, Vol. 3 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000003855

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MCB UP Ltd

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