The Dangerous Olive of Evidence and Stop Chasing Innovation #behfest16

This is a week 2 #behfest16, Festival of Behaviour Change update from Bangor University, programme link here. The Dangerous Olive of Evidence. Yes, that does sound a bit weird, but please stick with me for the explanation. Close your eyes and just imagine an Olive (don’t worry, I’m not trying to trick you into a […]

We are not on the road to Nirvana, so how do we get there? #BehFest16

This is an experimental post, please be tolerant. It is linked to the Festival of Behaviour Change at Bangor University (9th-20th May), programme and booking details available here. Olwen Williams (@OlwenOlwen) asked me to help out with the #wedocs Twitter chat on the 18th May, by writing a blog post to help prompt the discussion. The […]

Duck or Rabbit, the Evidence! (based on perception and bias)

Can you see the Rabbit and the Duck? Try turning the screen through 90 degrees – then back again. Right, fun over, back to the serious stuff. Hands up if you hear this phrase, chanted out at just about every meeting you attend nowadays. It’s a new mantra that started creeping into widespread use about […]

Choice Architecture; how to avoid being a ‘Meeting Lemming’

This post follows the one I wrote about meetings being a virus that use human hosts to reproduce. Paul Taylor rightly questioned; ‘we know meetings are a problem, but why are we unable to do anything about them?’. Ultimately there’s something strange going on with meeting attendance; people cannot, or do not want to, change their […]