Thursday, March 12, 2009

Changing People's Behavior

Talking of change management, take a look at this obvious and yet intriguing article. Some of the implications and reasons, to my mind, are:
  • The obvious is often overlooked to such an extent that simple ideas have now started to seem like brainwaves,
  • Small things can and do make a big difference,
  • We often choose to turn a blind eye to human attitude and behavior and focus only on the tool/process,
  • We underestimate the need for human motivation and psychological boundaries
PS: Clearning the pile of files and books from your laptop table may very well make you use your laptop more than you otherwise would. Putting an inspiring book and the table lamp switch near your bed may very well change the way you think in the long run...and so forth. I think it would also be a good idea to consider paradoxical thinking in this context...

2 comments:

lillian said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Sarah

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Nimmy said...

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