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Building Behavioral Science Capability in Your Company

Posted on December 6th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you’re interested in behavioral economics, then you probably heard that Richard Thaler, one of the discipline’s founding fathers, was recently awarded the Nobel prize in economics. You might also be sold on how insights from behavioral science can make a big impact in your organization. You may even have piloted a couple of nudge-based interventions in your organization and are now asking yourself, “What’s next?”

 

You aren’t alone. Increasing numbers of companies are looking to build a behavioral science team — one that is located at the very center of their business and that the whole organization can benefit from. This makes sense, because the alternative is for behavioral insights to be tried out by individuals or specific departments, and their knowledge and skill are likely to vary: Someone in marketing might use their behavioral knowledge to develop more-effective campaigns, while at the same time someone in HR uses theirs to focus on employee engagement. Sales could be developing a behaviorally informed strategy, while operations looks for ways to cut costs.

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A six-step plan for sharing insights.

How to Succeed as an Introverted Leader, According to Science: Just Believe in Yourself

Posted on October 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

From a wealth of real-world examples such as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to a ton of science and expert opinion, there’s no shortage of evidence that introverts can make great leaders.

 

But, of course, quieter types can only demonstrate this fact if they decide to step up to the plate and lead. And according to new research, many introverts may be shying away from leadership positions in which they’d actually excel, because of misplaced fears about their potential and capabilities. 

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.inc.com

A new study suggests misplaced fears hold too many introverts back from striving for the top.

5 Powerful Steps to Improve Employee Engagement

Posted on October 16th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

The current business environment, and the world in general, is moving faster than it ever has before. Organizations across the globe are faced with more change than most can handle – in order to compete and dominate their segment they are required to grow faster often giving them less time to focus on managing all of their financial goals. They are forced to grow quickly with fewer resource – to do more with less. Managers have to learn to excel in managing themselves, their teams and meeting organizational goals simultaneously.

 

It is a common understanding of a vast majority of leaders that the employees are a company’s most important asset. But in reality, that is only true when the majority of the workforce is fully engaged in their work. If not, they are either adding minimal value or actively working against the organization.

 

There are three types of employees in any organization:

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.forbes.com

Employees disengagement costs the United States upwards of $550 billion a year. A problem but great opportunity.

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