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  • Report
  • 1st Nov 2019

EAST for Health & Safety

The EAST framework focuses on four simple principles to encourage a behaviour: make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST). This version of EAST focuses on how the behavioural insights approach can help keep people safe when they are at work. This field of health and safety in the workplace…

  • Blog
  • 1st Nov 2019

Keeping people safe at work using behavioural insights

It’s Friday and for many in the UK, the weekend means a trip to the local chippy to enjoy some fish and chips. But getting fish to our tables has a hidden high cost: commercial fishing remains one of the nation’s deadliest professions. One of the leading causes of death…

  • Report
  • 8th Oct 2019

Boosting businesses: applying behavioural insights to business policy

Our new report, ‘Boosting businesses: applying behavioural insights to business policy’, provides a guide to policymakers on how behavioural insights can make business policy more effective. We set out lessons from first generation interventions to improve take-up and engagement among firms. Our accompanying practitioners’ toolkit includes guidance, tips and resources.…

  • Blog
  • 29th Aug 2019

Your training programme isn’t working - here’s how to make sure it does

More than £200bn is spent globally on learning and development every year. Entrepreneurs, small business owners and corporate workers sit through millions of hours of training on the latest management fad or tips on how to grow their business.  Yet does any of it actually work? Do the behaviours of…

  • Report
  • 28th Aug 2019

Evaluating Leadership and Management Programmes

Businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face a number of constraints to growth. Studies highlight the difficulty of accessing credit, fragmented markets, poor management practices, lack of infrastructure and an uncertain regulatory environment. Addressing barriers such as these could contribute to growth, productivity and job creation across SSA. CDC Group plc…

  • Report
  • 3rd Jul 2019

Increasing uptake of digital services at Companies House

Companies House manages over 30,000 customer transactions every day. It is essential that it can provide an efficient service and meet increasing demands on its resources. As part of its goal to reduce costs, save time and increase data integrity, Companies House has a strategic aim to become an entirely…

  • Blog
  • 3rd Jul 2019

Can behavioural insights help businesses adopt new technologies and management practices?

With our partners, we are now building a much needed evidence base on the use of nudges aimed at groups of people, or more specifically, businesses. We believe the success of behavioural insights for individuals can be replicated to help businesses achieve their goals.

  • Blog
  • 28th May 2019

Your job will soon be automated - now work harder

If you’ve been in an airport recently, you may have noticed new signs promoting future self-boarding technology. Goodbye, it seems, to checking your ticket with a person at the boarding gate.

  • Blog
  • 20th Mar 2019

Making work happier

Taking all things together, how happy do you feel today? Today is the International Day of Happiness. Since 2012, the day has celebrated the relevance of happiness for everyone across the world and the importance of recognising happiness as a goal of public policy. So, today, it is worth reflecting -…

  • Blog
  • 29th Oct 2018

Helping our public service leaders - the new Centre for Public Services Leadership

In 1997, leaders from Cardiff’s local authority, police, city licensing regulators, an emergency department and a local university met to discuss a problem. Violent crime was increasing in the city at a disturbing rate. Something had to be done. Seven years later, violence-related hospital admissions were down by 35% and…