The Social Brain


"In The Social Brain leading experts from the worlds of evolutionary psychology and business management come together to offer a primer on great team working. They explain what size groups work and how to shape them according to the nature of the task at hand. They offer practical hints on how to diffuse tensions and encourage cooperation. And they demonstrate the vital importance of balancing unity and the need for different views and outlooks. By explaining precisely how the 'social brain' works, they show how human groups function and how to create great, high-performing teams."
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The Social Brain at Work is the result of a long standing partnership between Oxford Evolutionary Psychologist, Robin Dunbar and Leadership and Organisational specialists, Tracey Camilleri and Sam Rockey. The book combines scientific research with interviews with over forty people, leading in diverse environments – government, orchestras, theatre, medicine, military, business and design, to name a few.

The pay-off will be the creation of organisations that the next generation will thrive in - where work is decent, purposeful and enjoyed and where each person gets to express their individual talent in work that matters. As the historian Theodore Zeldin said to us, “Can we not start experiments to offer something better to young people? Isn’t this the real purpose of business?”