Many years ago, I started using a phrase 'Finding the Balance' and by that i meant, we had experienced 2000 years of cultural promotion of Logic, from Syllogisms and Barbara to the mechanical world that exploded from the 1780's and the industrial revolution, our brains had been encouraged (taught) to construct our world view based on our knowledge of geometry and physics, which could mathematically explain the deterministic (1+1=2).
I struggled to understand how we could have arrived at a place where society had constructed a social acceptance of this one-sided view of the world, especially as I saw the damage it did in board rooms and between managers and reports on a daily basis. Our emotional capabilities to empathise and understand the world intuitively have been systematically engineered out of our approach to life in pursuit of 'Control'.
Today we logically control people to ensure the sequential deterministic outcomes we predict based on our logical calculations. And we fail to see the irony of this - that our imaginative predictive capabilities, act as a trigger to control others so they are in conditions in which they are unable to utilise their own predictive capabilities.
We're now at a point in our evolution which see's a social construct programming brains from the earliest of ages, through technology such that we fail to acknowledge the value and capability that comes from the developed interaction and relationship of people acting together in the world. We've become insular, logically biased while retaining a brain that is capable of oh so much more. We've created a world in which the logical mind is king and the emotive capacities of the human condition are at least minimised where they are not demonised.
This RSA talk says the same thing with different words. I suggest it's time, now we have the rapidly developing field of neuroscience to back us up, that we very quickly come to understand what we've been missing these last 2000 years and start to take action, throughout our businesses and society to redress the balance we've been unable to find.