Behavioral Emails Increase Flu Vaccine Uptake among City Employees To increase uptake of flu vaccines and maintain a healthy workforce during the 2016-17 flu season, New York City’s Behavioral Design Team (NYC BDT) partnered with WorkWell NYC to design behaviorally … Continue reading Enhanced active choice
Opt in vs. Opt out: Different defaults in different cities I used to order the same sandwich at the Subway in Toronto (turkey-breast on a six inch, honey oat bread with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and black olives). Subway opened a … Continue reading Too many options?
How to Make a Big Decision In July 1838, Charles Darwin, then 29, sat down to make a decision that would alter the course of his life. The decision he was wrestling with was not related to scientific questions about … Continue reading Imaginative leaps
When Choosing a Salad Is Like Buying a Car Where are we going? To how assortment size affects what we buy. The Riddle of Choice Fatigue. For a long time (as reported in a past econlife) marketing scholars, behavioral economists, … Continue reading How to conquer decision fatigue
What is the centre-stage effect? Imagine you’re at the supermarket choosing a bottle of washing-up liquid. In a row of products, which are you likely to reach for? In all likelihood it’s the one in the middle – this is … Continue reading Important people sit in the middle
How Stable Is the Personal Past? Have you ever wondered what your life story would look like if you told it several times, at different moments in your life? Which life events would you keep in or leave out? And … Continue reading Narrative identity
How to Hire the Right Person Over the course of speaking with almost 500 leaders for my weekly “Corner Office” series, I’ve asked every one of them, “How do you hire?” Their answers are always insightful because after years of … Continue reading Tips for job interviews