Corporate Cognitive Enhancement Training

May 25, 2016

Corporate Cognitive Enhancement Training

Corporate Cognitive Enhancement is a workplace intervention aimed to prevent stress-related illness, to improve social cognition and to increase efficiency of individuals working in business, industry, labor, public (including non-profit), academic, community, and health organizations.

The five-factor model in group psychology showed that motivation, deviation, absences, and job satisfaction are related to five personality factors. Conscientiousness and agreeableness appear to be positively correlated with productivity in a team environment among peers and are more likely to aid in being selected for a job. Whereas, neuroticism and agreeableness are negatively correlated with leadership capabilities. Individuals who score high on conscientiousness tend to perform well at work, whereas individuals lacking conscientiousness and having neuroticism tend to perform poorly at work.

The intervention is based on Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET), an Evidence-Based Practice designed to help people improve brain and cognitive development, social cognition, and increase vocational capabilities.

CCET consists of 48 weekly sessions:

  • Neuro-cognitive computer exercises conducted in pairs and supervised by CET Coaches
  • Highly structured, closed groups of 8 to 12 individuals conducted by CET coaches consisting of:
    • Interactive Social Cognition Discussions
    • Homework reporting in class
    • Cognitive exercises done in pairs
    • Individual ‘coaching’ once a week
  • 30-60 minute individual coaching to work on homework assignments and to clarify questions asked in the CET group.

What makes CET unique?

  • Holistic orientation
  • Specific topics are assigned each week and group members are expected to focus on that topic.
  • Coaches give group members intellectual and emotional problems to solve.
  • CET is curriculum-driven and theory-based
  • Staff are referred to as Coaches.
  • Highly structured group.

Benefits of Corporate Cognitive Enhancement Training

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Motivation
  • Efficiency
  • Awareness of social context
  • Vocational effectiveness
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Active Thinking
  • Spontaneity
  • Foresightfulness
  • Perspective Taking
  • Cognitive Flexibility
  • Affect