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  • Behavioural sciences can help people rethink their actions at work
  • Behavioural sciences can help people rethink their actions at work
    Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (2017) ©
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How can behavioural science help us work better?

Behavioural sciences can help us to improve organisations from the ground up, starting by looking at our own behaviours at work. Canvas8 spoke with economist Caroline Webb, author of How to Have a Good Day, about how behavioural sciences can help us to work smarter.

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Gallup’s 2018 State of the Global Workplace Report found that only 10% of workers in Western Europe say they feel engaged with the work that they do, whereas it’s as high as 33% in the United States. The reason the US may score higher? The recent adoption of healthier management practices, such as encouraging diversity of opinion, taking more breaks and encouraging work/life balance. These more transformational management practices make a considerable difference and could be the key differentiator in American companies' ongoing productivity edge over their European counterparts. [1]

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