Wired to Grow Connect and Resist

September 16, 2020
4 minutes
Britt Andreatta joins us for her first session of IDIODC! We chat about incorporating brain science into the pivots that are occurring in learning design/ delivery due to workplace changes in the era of COVID19.

The neuroscience of learning is always a hot topic.  

We covered a lot of ground in this edition of IDIODC and thankfully our guest has three fantastic books to extend the conversation.  

Learning, connecting, and change are all inter-related in ways that can only be explained by understanding some of our most basic neurobiology.  To simplify the topic is complicated, but our guest today did an amazing job walking us through the basics.  

Dr. Britt Andreatta’s message is timely as so many businesses still struggle with the human impact of the COVID19 pandemic. Under normal circumstances change is hard for individuals, organizations, and cultures. But in 2020, we're struggling to adapt, collaborate, and learn, while the unstable world continues to spin around us.  

As an attendee said in the chat forum, “This is probably the first time in history corporate America cares about our health/mindset.”  Sadly, this sentiment rings true for all of us. We’ve all experienced bad management, bad leadership, and bad working environments in general. It’s taken a global pandemic to awaken the C suite to the sensitive nature of its #1 asset: its people.

Take an hour and enjoy this episode of IDIODC with Dr. Andreatta and the IDIODC community to reflect on your own experiences in 2020. Her message will resonate with everyone.

You can view the full archive recording which includes the chat comments here.  

About Britt Andreatta, PhD

Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally-recognized thought leader who creates brain science-based solutions for today's challenges. As CEO of 7th Mind, Inc., Britt Andreatta draws on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to unlock the best in people and organizations.  

Learn more about Britt on her website: here.


Instructional Designers in Offices Drinking Coffee (affectionately known as IDIODC) is a weekly live videocast and podcast that helps instructional designers with pain points and provides best practices and industry insight.  

Every Wednesday morning at 10am ET hosts Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden guide us through an upbeat and candid conversation with their guests from the elearning and training world. The live cast session encourages peers to participate in the chat and share their own personal insight! After airing live, you can catch the learning podcast on all major streams such as Spotify, Apple and Google Play podcasts, as well as on YouTube.