10,000 steps a day is a meaningless fitness goal, says science

Editor’s note: A reminder that what technology is encouraging us to do might not be what we need to do.

Talks to form better habits

Editor’s note: Behaviour change is cemented when we adopt new habits. These talks provide some great tips on how to create new tips.

Six Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Everyday – Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Editor’s note: This talk from Marshall Goldsmith is pretty much the one he delivered to the Learning Technologies Conference 2016. This is a great talk on how to change behaviours.

How to break habits

Editor’s note: If 40% of our time is spent on habits we have a huge opportunity to change the way we do things for the better. But how? Charles Duhigg, author of the Power of Habit, explains how.

Can technology really change your habits?

Editor’s note: Interesting read which suggests that technology can only go so far in helping us to change our habits.

Change or die

Editor’s note: A must-read article on behaviour change. Fascinating insights into what makes people change and how that can be used in organisations. Thanks to Cedric Borzee for sharing.

Workplace performance: Learning is behaviour change: why is it often so hard to help it happen?

Editor’s note: A great article by Charles Jennings on the psychological and emotional factors at play in behaviour change.

Three keys to keeping customers engaged

Editor’s note: This short video shows Stanford academic BJ Fogg talking through steps to behaviour change.

71 useful articles on online behavior change you can choose not to read

Editor’s note: A great resource here on behaviour change, which is what a lot of what learning and development teams are judged on.

The science behind Lift

Editor’s note: A look at the work of behaviour design guru BJ Fogg and how you can design for behaviour change.

Why behavior change apps fail to change behaviour

Editor’s note: useful insights for L&D here. A look at fitness apps and the difference between users wanting to do something and having to do something.

Can this app convince you to stop smoking (and make better decisions)?

Editor’s note: I’m a big fan of the behaviour changing potential of technology – this app, for example. If a goal of learning interventions is behaviour change, then there will be some learning from these apps . . .

Remarkable results

Editor’s note: Behaviour change app Do Something Different has shared some findings from how its users have used the app . . . interesting reading.

Exploring problem-framing through behavioural heuristics

Editor’s note: Dan Lockton’s in-depth look at designing for behaviour change. This is about designing systems for behaviour change and there is a lot in here for L&D to learn from if you consider behaviour change to be the end-goal of learning design.

Learning is not enough: the behavior framework

Editor’s note: Nigel Paine and Nic Laycock discuss behaviours and what you expect from people and how that fits in to learning.