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Companies such as Google and Facebook, etc. work with behavioral scientists in order to increase employee productivity, engagement, and retention.

Insights from behavioral economics have been applied to the workplace in a wide-range of areas, such as:

  • reducing bias in the hiring process

  • helping to build trust

  • increasing group collaboration

  • nudging good employee health and well-being (nutrition, hand washing, safety practices, etc.)

  • designing productive work environments

  • improving adherence to rules or protocols

  • setting goals and receiving meaningful feedback

  • improving learning and development

  • designing compensation plans (including bonuses, perks & incentives)

  • increasing employee engagement and motivation

  • transforming company culture

Here is famed Professor and economist Katy Milkman describing some examples of behavior change related to the work arena.

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