Four Links to Make You Think August 30th - September 3rd

Vanessa Munteanu
Climate Hub to connect people over the Atlantic during COP26, seven psychological levers that bewitch our rational minds and lead us to behave in certain ways, productivity when working from home, and why diets don’t work!

The Climate Hub

“The New York Times Climate Hub wants to bridge the gap between the COP26 summit and the public, creating a physical and virtual space where influential leaders and thinkers can join forces with the wider community to debate, discuss and discover climate ideas and innovations.” In person or online, November 3-11, 2021. 

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How to get anyone to do anything?  

“We like to think that we make up our own minds. That we make our own choices — about how we spend our time and money; what we watch and wear; how we think about the issues of the day. But the truth is, we are influenced into these choices. In ways large and small — and often invisible. Some of this influence may be harmless, even fun; and some of it isn’t harmless at all.”

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Are we really more productive working from home?

“Data from the pandemic can guide organizations struggling to reimagine the new office.” ”Regardless of what research establishes in the long run about productivity, many workers are already demanding flexibility in their schedules. While only about 28 percent of US office workers were back onsite by June 2021, employees who had become used to more flexibility were demanding it remains.”

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The Behavioral Economics Diet: The Science of Killing a Bad Habit

The author of the series claims: ‘Diets don’t work. Studies show that temporary fixes to old habits can actually make people gain weight. Essentially, the dieter’s brain is trained to gorge when off the diet and inevitably the weight returns.’

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About Signol

Signol is a software platform that draws on insights from behavioral economics to encourage employees to make more efficient decisions. Signol provides personalized feedback through multiple communication channels, as well as data analysis for managers. In aviation, Signol aims to use behavioral "nudges" and incentives to reduce pollution and fuel waste and cut operating costs.

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