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Leadership Nudge™ – How to Use Mechanisms to Change Behavior

Today I’m going to talk about mechanisms.

Mechanisms are a great way to influence human behavior in organizations. Mechanisms work through a system that is designed so that you can’t help but comply with the desired behavior.

In this case, it is – put the toilet seat down.

We have here an example of a great mechanism. It works like this:

The toilet seat, when you raise it, covers the button to flush the toilet. So, you can’t flush the toilet without putting the seat down.

I love it!

I’m David Marquet and that’s your Leadership Nudge!


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