Monthly Archives: July 2013

Below the Behavior Change Radar: Distracted Working

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As seasoned behavior change experts (or at the very least behavior change enthusiasts), we’re all familiar with the dangers of distracted driving. The proliferation of hands-free devices, countless campaigns targeting on-the-go texters, and mountains of statistics have pulled the issue to the forefront of public consciousness and into the crosshairs of behavior change professionals. But…

Postgrad problems: Tips for setting career goals

Post grad problems: Tips for setting career goals

I have been a planner my whole life. As a child, when someone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I had an answer. And although that answer has changed a bit over the years—I never did become a marine biologist married to Justin Timberlake—I have always had a plan…

Transparency in Business: How to foster a culture of trust and collaboration

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Building trust in business. Savvy executives, managers, and leaders know that this is standard expectation with clients and customers in today’s global marketplace. However, many fail to realize that there is a direct correlation between having an internal culture of trust and transparency and better performance. “Building Trust in Business” is an annual survey produced by…

Wellness programs: Do incentives create behavior change?

Wellness programs: Do incentives create behavior change?

Will new incentives for wellness programs change health behavior for providers, patients, employers? Last month the Atlantic featured a full-ranging piece entitled “The Future of Getting Paid to Be Healthy” written by Dr. Celine Gounder. In it, Dr. Gounder explores the impact, successes, and failures inherent in using financial rewards and penalties to encourage healthy…

Plan for a Crisis Ahead of Time, Before Things Get Sticky

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Use the word “crisis”, and you’re likely to throw your whole office into a tizzy. But planning for a crisis doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, your business has at least 95 percent of the information needed to prepare for any crisis. Most crises arise when daily operations go awry – perhaps through an…

Healthy Pursuit: Ad Man as Ironman

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He’s an award-winning senior art director at Roberts with the dedication and endurance for big projects. Having worked in several major advertising cities — Seattle, Minneapolis, New York — Scott Loftus is no stranger to “the push.” It’s that two- to three-week stretch where late nights, early mornings, and total immersion blur time and yield…

Pet Therapy Brings Healthy Changes to Nursing Home Residents

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In a recent interview with a senior resident in a nursing home, when asked what her hobbies were, she stated, “dogs.” Even though she never had a dog before moving into the nursing home, she is one of the biggest fans of the therapy dogs who come to visit. Each week trained therapy greyhounds and…

Monthly Archives: July 2013

Below the Behavior Change Radar: Distracted Working

147266235_500px

As seasoned behavior change experts (or at the very least behavior change enthusiasts), we’re all familiar with the dangers of distracted driving. The proliferation of hands-free devices, countless campaigns targeting on-the-go texters, and mountains of statistics have pulled the issue to the forefront of public consciousness and into the crosshairs of behavior change professionals. But…

Postgrad problems: Tips for setting career goals

Post grad problems: Tips for setting career goals

I have been a planner my whole life. As a child, when someone would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I had an answer. And although that answer has changed a bit over the years—I never did become a marine biologist married to Justin Timberlake—I have always had a plan…

Transparency in Business: How to foster a culture of trust and collaboration

121198591_Business-growth---Hands-holding-plant-teamwork-500px

Building trust in business. Savvy executives, managers, and leaders know that this is standard expectation with clients and customers in today’s global marketplace. However, many fail to realize that there is a direct correlation between having an internal culture of trust and transparency and better performance. “Building Trust in Business” is an annual survey produced by…

Wellness programs: Do incentives create behavior change?

Wellness programs: Do incentives create behavior change?

Will new incentives for wellness programs change health behavior for providers, patients, employers? Last month the Atlantic featured a full-ranging piece entitled “The Future of Getting Paid to Be Healthy” written by Dr. Celine Gounder. In it, Dr. Gounder explores the impact, successes, and failures inherent in using financial rewards and penalties to encourage healthy…

Plan for a Crisis Ahead of Time, Before Things Get Sticky

75673022_Businessman_Using_Mobile_Phone_500px

Use the word “crisis”, and you’re likely to throw your whole office into a tizzy. But planning for a crisis doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, your business has at least 95 percent of the information needed to prepare for any crisis. Most crises arise when daily operations go awry – perhaps through an…

Healthy Pursuit: Ad Man as Ironman

75640-802-034f_Scotty-Loftus_500px

He’s an award-winning senior art director at Roberts with the dedication and endurance for big projects. Having worked in several major advertising cities — Seattle, Minneapolis, New York — Scott Loftus is no stranger to “the push.” It’s that two- to three-week stretch where late nights, early mornings, and total immersion blur time and yield…

Pet Therapy Brings Healthy Changes to Nursing Home Residents

126413730_woman-with-walker-dog_500px

In a recent interview with a senior resident in a nursing home, when asked what her hobbies were, she stated, “dogs.” Even though she never had a dog before moving into the nursing home, she is one of the biggest fans of the therapy dogs who come to visit. Each week trained therapy greyhounds and…