About Herrmann New Zealand
Changing the world through Transformative Thinking
At Herrmann New Zealand, we help organisations adjust to the ever changing technological advances through Transformative Thinking.
Our validated tools and systems have been proven to increase thinking agility and diversity so that individuals and organisations can achieve higher levels of performance. Our practical, easy-to-apply programs and methods can help you and your organisation achieve sustained success in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.
At Herrmann, we believe you must understand your thinking to achieve better productivity, communication, collaboration, and innovation. After all, thinking influences everything.
A history of innovation in business
Ned Herrmann, founder of Herrmann International and originator of Whole Brain® Thinking, first pioneered the study of the brain in the field of business while in charge of Management Education at General Electric Corporation’s world-class corporate university, Crotonville. He published his initial research as a two-part series in T+D Magazine in 1981-1982 (The Creative Brain, Parts I & II).
His first widely acclaimed book, ‘The Creative Brain’, traced the scientific and historical roots of his innovative Whole Brain® Thinking approach. In 1995, his groundbreaking ‘The Whole Brain® Business Book’ (McGraw Hill) created a new benchmark in thinking styles research specifically as it applies to critical business areas such as leadership, productivity, sales and teamwork.
The pioneering work, research and spirit of Ned Herrmann continue to drive the company three decades later. Ned viewed the Whole Brain® Model as metaphor for an organising principle of how the brain works, and as clients and practitioners around the world demonstrate every day, the exponential applications of one simple model have created a system that can improve virtually all aspects of individual and organisational performance.