In today’s episode of The Decision Corner podcast, we are joined by Margarita Gómez, the inaugural executive director of the People in Government Lab, located in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Some topics we discuss include behavioral science interventions in the public sector and the challenges of autonomy and expertise for policymaking in developing countries.
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.
Can’t Say No To Promotional Offers? Here’s Why
There's something that makes discounts too exciting to ignore. 50% off, buy one get one free, scratch cards, wheel of fortune — what is it about these different mechanisms that make them so irresistible? Learn about how different promotional tactics work and why we are attracted to them from a behavioral perspective.
TDL Perspectives: Addressing The Climate Crisis With Behavioral Science
Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time. As it turns out, behavioral science insights can help explain why we struggle to take action against climate change and what some potential solutions might be.
Fighting Fake News With Truth Pledges: How Behavioral Science Can Strengthen Democracies
Fake news is a pernicious and pervasive phenomenon that has damaged many democracies globally. The Decision Lab reached out to Dr. Gleb Tsipursky to learn more about his work on a study involving pro-truth pledges as a way to fight fake news.
Resilience-building healthcare products, the science of healthcare engagement, and legislation for behavioral science: A conversation with Sarah O’Farrell
In this podcast episode, we discuss the science behind healthcare products, how we can improve engagement and adherence to our health and developing a regulating body to ensure that behavioural science is applied ethically.
Why We Sometimes Favor Aggressive Political Leadership
When evaluating policy, several explanations may arise for our preferences for or against certain political decisions. Research shows our biases mixed with contextual factors may give favorable advantages where we least expect it.