Putting our behaviour under the microscope- COVID-19 under a behavioural science lens (pt 1)

Mere months ago, Australia was ravaged by ferocious bushfires. As our beautiful native forests were enveloped in flames, we watched as houses were destroyed, animals were burned alive and individuals bravely risked their lives to protect others and the country we love. Despite the tragedy, we watched people around the world band together. Money andContinue reading “Putting our behaviour under the microscope- COVID-19 under a behavioural science lens (pt 1)”

Why we tolerate more than we should and how attention bias stops us from changing for the better!

When things become ordinary, no matter how uncomfortable they are, we simply adapt to tolerate them. So what happens when you decide enough is enough? Have you ever felt yourself frustrated by something only to shrug your shoulders and resign yourself to the idea that that’s just how it is? Even when we shouldn’t, human beingsContinue reading “Why we tolerate more than we should and how attention bias stops us from changing for the better!”

Are these behavioural no nos stopping you from getting ahead at work?

As more and more process oriented jobs become automated, it should be no wonder that social skills will become more and more important over time. In a study by Harvard economist David Deming on workplace tasks over the last 40 years, he found that the importance and value placed on social skills increased by 24%Continue reading “Are these behavioural no nos stopping you from getting ahead at work?”