Human behaviour drives the actions of consumers, workers and businesses, and in doing so, drives the performance of the wider economy. We want to improve access to high quality work; increase business productivity and growth; and improve macroeconomic policy to the benefit of citizens and businesses across the economy.
Unconscious bias and diversity training – the evidence
The corporate buzzwords of the moment: unconscious bias and diversity training. These training programmes have been introduced to organisations across the world over decades, with high hopes that they will make workplaces more inclusive. In the US alone, companies spend $8billion a year on diversity training. But do they work? This is a question we ask attendees at our ‘What works for diversity and inclusion?’ workshops regularly. Between about 11% and 50% of attendees at recent workshops think that unconscious bias training (UBT) decreases bias and discrimination in the workplace. However, the evidence base tells a different, murkier story.
The Behavioural Economy
A new 10-point manifesto published by The Behavioural Insights Team which sets out a clear roadmap for how governments, regulators and central banks can start using powerful behavioural levers and nudges available to economic policy makers that have the potential to deliver real positive change.
More on work and economics
How can we support physical distancing in the office?
Nudging young people to engage with pensions
How can we prepare young people for the future of work?
Sending money home: Remitting to the Pacific Islands
Navigating the COVID-19 employment crisis
Using behavioural insights to support low-wage workers
Meet the team
Senior Director, Policy and Partnerships
Director, Economic Policy
Senior Advisor and Lead for Organisational Behaviour, Employment and Labour Markets
Head of Employment, Organisational Behaviour and Public Sector Innovation
Dr Guglielmo Briscese