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  • Blog
  • 25th Aug 2021

“The Complaints Department”: A dozen years of debate on when and how to nudge

Last week Professor Richard Thaler and Professor Cass Sunstein published Nudge: The Final Edition. As many of our readers will know, BIT was built on the ideas developed and popularised in the original edition, and we have been hugely grateful for the inspiration, energy and guidance Richard and Cass have…

  • Blog
  • 13th Oct 2020

How can we support physical distancing in the office?

To understand how to best support physical distancing in workplaces, we partnered with a large Australian bank and Professor Robert Slonim to undertake some rapid research. This formed part of a broader objective for the bank to become a COVID-safe workplace, and to find creative ways to help their employees…

  • Blog
  • 22nd Jul 2020

Navigating the COVID-19 employment crisis

Covid-19 has brought us one of the worst unemployment crises in recent history. This crisis has eliminated or put on hold millions of jobs, particularly affecting youth, women, ethnic minorities, and those in “low-skilled” jobs. As governments provide much-needed structural assistance to support the unemployed and stimulate the economy, they…

  • Blog
  • 1st Apr 2020

Supporting employers and workers through the pandemic

While Covid-19 is primarily a public health issue, it also presents unprecedented challenges for both employers and workers. In this post, we set out additional suggestions for employers to support their workers during the main part of the crisis, based on behavioural insights. 

  • Academic publication
  • 27th Aug 2019

Behavioural insight and the labour market: evidence from a pilot study and a large stepped-wedge controlled trial

In this article, we describe two experiments measuring the impact of a collection of interventions informed by behavioural sciences to reduce unemployment. In a small-scale pilot study (n = 2,383) run in partnership with a Jobcentre in the UK, we found that small changes to the way jobseekers interacted with employment…

  • Blog
  • 20th Sep 2018

We spoke to teenagers about tech: this is what they told us

The debate about technology and ethics has recently taken on a new intensity in media and policy circles. Teenagers’ use of smartphones and social media, and the impact on their mental health and wellbeing, is rarely out of the news. This debate, however, often paints an over-simplified and sensationalised picture.…

  • Blog
  • 19th Jul 2018

BX is coming back to London for 2019

Football’s not coming home (yet), but we’re delighted to confirm that the annual Behavioural Exchange (BX) conference will be held in London next year. Tickets are on sale now Technically BX isn’t coming home either. The inaugural 2014 conference was held in Sydney, where it returned last month for BX2018.…

  • Blog
  • 30th May 2018

80% of success in life? Showing up

As the saying goes, 80% of success is showing up*. And the same is true in public services. Every day, millions of people across the globe don’t show up for hospital appointments, school, job fairs, and so on. It might be as little as a few minutes or hours out…

  • Blog
  • 3rd May 2018

7 steps to meet your goals: Think Small out in paperback today

Do you always seem to have a couple more drinks than you intended when you go down the pub? Or find yourself routinely coming home from work and unwinding with a G&T? If so, you’re certainly not alone, but the evidence on the impact of regular drinking on our health…

  • Blog
  • 26th Sep 2017

How to nudge yourself: <i>Think Small</i> now in audiobook

We wrote Think Small because we recognised that many of the core ideas used by the Behavioural Insights Team to develop public policy could be used by all of us to achieve our personal and work goals. Think Small is a framework that sets out seven steps that any of…