A half dozen or so studies on how physical space influences behaviour, decisions and relationships.
When we start a job, how accepting are we of the way things are done around here? Where's the challenge or validation of things that may have lost their point or been surpassed?
Some thinking around the inter-relationships and conflicts between social norms and marketing norms when it comes to influencing the behaviour of others.
What is a 'shift worker'? Is a tired employee 'fit for work'?
In this episode, I look at several pieces of research around the illusion of familiarity and how evolution and experience has shaped us into preferring the safety of the familiar and distrusting the novel. This impacts on people in the workplace - the aversion to change in many and the errors people make in perceiving patterns in randomness. A higher performing workplace culture builds into its processes self-correction and the challenging of assumptions. How can we tweak our workplace cultures to be more like that?