The IKEA effect describes how putting personal effort into something, in this case the construction of your furniture, can increase your perceived value of the item.
COVID-19 is responsible for some of the most dramatic examples of workplace change in recent memory. As the new philosophy of flexible work has arisen, the idea of working in an office five days a week is no longer the norm.
By our nature, humans want to… keep moving forward. We are keen to keep growing and progressing, whether in our personal or working lives.
It’s suggested that a bias for action is an innate tendency. Ancestors would have needed to keep moving to survive. However, we’re no longer in life-threatening danger, so why do we still feel this need to drive forward?
Today, work is our outlet for motivation, and how we progress in life. This bias for action can help to push individuals and organisations forward. In fact, monoliths like Amazon list “bias for action” as one of their key leadership principles.
Challenging behaviour has a domino effect on the workplace. Typically, challenging behaviour begins due to a difficult workplace culture. It’s important not to point the finger here because sometimes the beahviour is actually a reflection of the company culture or the way the leadership team acts.
Often, employees fall into bad habits at work. It’s unlikely that any one employee is behaving poorly on purpose. However, the ongoing impact must be prevented from reaching other employees.