Natasha is a behavior change consultant, writer, and researcher. She started her own workplace behavioral science consulting firm after working as a consultant at fast-growing behavioral economics companies including BEworks. Natasha is also finishing her PhD in organizational psychology at Western University, specializing in team conflict and collaboration, where she completed her Master of Science in the same field. She has a monthly column on workplace behavioral design in the Habit Weekly newsletter and is a Director and science translator at the nonprofit ScienceForWork.
High-Potential Programs Can Help Some Employees And Hurt Others. Here’s How We Can Design A Fairer System
High-potential programs can make some employees feel like second-class citizens. Here’s how to make sure your high potential program is fair, motivating, and inclusive.
High-Potential Employee Programs Can Be Self-Fulfilling Prophecies. Here Are Three Ways Firms Can Avoid This Problem
Managers treat high-potential employees differently. This can cause high-potential programs to become self-fulfilling prophecies if the wrong approach is taken. To design better high-potential programs, three key areas should be focused on: quality decision-making, questioning assumptions about talent, and transparency in the firm.
Five Ways To Design A Better Job For Yourself In The Age Of Automation
Computers might win at chess, but humans can win at work even after automation increases exponentially. Using job design, we can craft jobs that are more skilled and motivating, making the future of work less robotic and more human.
Don’t Ask If Your Job Will Be Automated. Ask These Questions Instead.
Will artificial intelligence really take away our jobs? The impact of artificial intelligence on job automation won't be all or nothing. We need to start asking better questions about which of our tasks will get automated, what will fill their places, and what opportunities are lost when we get rid of repetitive work.
Automation At Work Will Change Our Home Lives
Large-scale automation will change how our jobs are organized, how we learn, and how companies make decisions. These effects will not just be seen at the office; likely, they will also spill over into our home lives in ways we might not expect.
How Working From Home Can Amp Up Your Team’s Communication and Creativity
Despite positive results in work from home experiments, including a 22% performance increase, why are companies still apprehensive about this change?