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Intuition

We see ourselves as conscious and rational beings knowing we do things. From brain research we have learned that decisions are also influenced by areas are that are lacking both language and logic. Sometimes we realize that a decision is

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Psychology 2.0

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Loss aversion

We find it difficult to sell our house at a price lower than the original purchase price. The fact that every other house has also dropped in value is seemingly irrelevant. Depreciation is regarded as a loss on investment. Therefore

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The complexity of safety targets

When we wish to achieve an aim, it helps to formulate a goal. By doing this, we focus our energy on everything that contributes to it. A well-defined target acts as a creative force; it has a tendency to realize

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Good resolutions, why so few succeed

It is an old tradition on New Years Eve. Sitting around the Christmas tree with friends and family, overeating and making a New Years resolution. Quit smoking, lose weight, increase physical exercise, or more often count to ten. Nice anyway!

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The complexity of cultural change 2

This is the second blog about cultural change, defined as changing collective behavior within an organization. The first blog was about questions like what is a culture, how does it develop and why are projects for changing an organizational culture

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The complexity of cultural change 1

Many organizations seek to change their culture. In so doing one can e.g. attempt to achieve higher levels of innovation, synergy and safety. Major projects are often launched, but unfortunately, they do frequently fade away without having been very effective.

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Safe behavior originates from a sense of unsafety

We create safety by systematically eliminating risks. This technical approach works well until human behavior comes into play. Then we have to face up to a new set of rules. How to create safe behavior, that is the subject of

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Burnout

The most dedicated workers are particularly prone to this and it can appear to be depression. But what actually is a burnout, how does it develop and what can we do about it? Those are the subjects of this blog.

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Holiday Flu is a result of stress

Did it ever happen to you, falling ill at the onset of your holiday? Just when you reach the moment that you are finally free, your body lets you down. Is this a coincidence or is there a connection between

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