A global pandemic and economic meltdown have prompted many businesses to pivot in recent months. But when this crucial decision is colored by unconscious biases, the consequences can be costly. Sanketh Andhavarapu explores some of the factors that can cloud our judgment, and what to do about it.
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.
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.
Your Favorite Sports League Isn’t As Competitive As You Might Think. Behavioral Science Can Help Explain Why.
As Russian oligarchs and Emirs buy up teams in many sports leagues worldwide, a schism is being wedged between teams. Competitive balance, considered a central requirement for the success of leagues, is weakening in many leagues as a result. Behavioral science and results from experiments can shed some light on why leagues may not wish to push for reforms.
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.
Fitting The Behavioral Science Piece In The Organizational Puzzle
Behavioral science is growing quickly as a field. But there's always the question about how it can be practically applied within an organization. In this article, a behavioral scientist explores the world of tech products to understand where the subject can add value and how it can be used most effectively.