How your brain makes you do bad things after doing good
Praising yourself for ‘good’ behaviour makes it more likely you will do something ‘bad’ afterwards.” Then what should you do?
What can teenagers teach leaders about learning and change?
Employees are in an identity crisis, asked to be different and behave in new ways. Like teenagers. What can these transformation experts teach leaders?
OK, your people are moving. But are they dancing?
Organizations want to be responsive to their customers’ movements, to ‘swing’, but mostly they’re simply doing the stasis shuffle – dancing on the spot.
Fighting change fatigue with…snowballs?
Employees suffer from change fatigue. How do we balance the current imperative to change with our innate reluctance to change?
How do you bottom-up the top with peer-to-peer change?
A client recently brought up something we encounter frequently: leaders who promote change within their organization yet resist change at leadership level. How to deal with this?
Big behaviour data says: use social contagion & spread the love
Behaviour is contagious and social tech amplifies the effect. How to make use of this as leader transforming your business into a ‘force for good’?
Where the *bleep* are we going to?
How do organisations contribute to societal transitions? Dr Mignon van Halderen’s vision on thought leadership and shifting paradigms.
Purpose comes sneaking in as driver for corporate change
Former IKEA top manager and now mentor spots that meaning and purpose is the main driver for future leaders. What drives them is return on society, a model she has experienced herself to be successful.
The hidden influence of social networks
Yale’s Nicholas Christakis visualizes how your social networks influence your behaviours unconsciously. An eye-opener, for organizational change as well…
Saving your future self
Why don’t we take good care of ourselves? How do you get colleagues on board with innovating NOW for the future? The psychology of our future self.
Behaviour eats strategy for breakfast
“Our main finding, put simply, is that the central issue is never about strategy, structure, culture, and systems. All of these elements, and others, are important, but the core of the matter is always about changing the behavior of people.” Kotter & Cohen...
100 individuals learn about how Unilever involves their people in sustainable growth
Say people are using your products 2 billion times a day. In 190 countries. How can you use that to have more positive impact on people and the planet?
Sustainable business takes sustainable communication
In a large organisation such as Unilever, how do you help colleagues integrate the sustainable growth model into their day to day work activities?
Is it the word or something?!
Sign: Behaviour change? Is it the word or something?! Thanks, the neighbours. Say, you are Eugene. You had too much to drink. You stumble out of the pub still holding your drink. On your way home, through the alley, up the stairs. Should you, while zigzagging, happen...
Stop motivating, start triggering
Making people aware does not change behaviour. If you can choose between motivating or making the desired behaviour easier, choose the latter & use triggers.
Your colleagues as force for change. Lessons from psychology.
Book release and challenging workshop about sustainable change with insights from psychology and persuasive technology. About principles of behaviour change and lessons from the field of 'social e-learning'. Do you want to mobilise your colleagues as a force for...
Opening act for Michael Braungart
Sustainability Day in The Netherlands, I gave a presentation as ‘opening act’ for Michael Braungart, creator of Cradle2Cradle. He was invited by the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU) to inspire students, professors and researchers. And I was invited because...
Not strategy but behaviour change is the core of the matter according to Potter
“Our main finding, put simply, is that the central issue is never about strategy, structure, culture, and systems. All of these elements, and others, are important, but the core of the matter is always about changing the behavior of people.” Kotter & Cohen (2002)...
Unilever rolls out internal engagement tool throughout Europe
Mid May 2014 Unilever started the European roll-out of its internal engagement tool ‘brightFuture in Action’ in 15 different locations, in eight different languages. After just three days already half of the 5,700 invited employees were actively involved; after six...