Specify what you want, and that might be all you’ll get, whereas if you are vague…
Counterintuitively, vague incentives are often stronger than clear ones.
Just sitting on a park bench, completely ignoring each other.
Americans are spending almost three and a half hours on their phones and tablets every day, twice the amount just five years ago. A behavioral scientist offers a few tips on how to take control.
For cities that lost like New Jersey, there may be more than one way to win.
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Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
Wikipedia depends on the collaborative effort of volunteer writers to add information, bypassing trusted authorities.
The technology behind blockchain remains a mystery to many, but the it shares many common features with the popular online encyclopedia with which most web users are very familiar.
Dubbed the 'female ghetto', there's a reason why women are significantly over-represented in call centres.
The ‘balanced scorecard’ is a method used by banks, including the CBA, to assess workers for pay rises or other rewards.
Research shows that cash bonuses are responsible for many recent financial scandals. The alternative isn't that great either.
A promising new strategy for improving breastfeeding rates.
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The choke factor is visible in tournament-style athletics competitions, and should teach managers about incentives.
A total 91 per cent of men surveyed at work sites in northern British Columbia said they were interested in learning about healthy eating.
A new workplace wellness program leverages masculine interests and targets blue-collar men - with success.
South Africa’s unemployment numbers reveal chronic joblessness.
A deeper analysis of South Africa's joblessness reveals a scarier picture of large sections of the population suffering, especially the country's youth.
A new way of encouraging people to seek out unused information could improve collective decision making.
Employees in the study were willing to put their own interests before their employers for money.
Employees in this study would forgo A$1 million for their employer, to gain as little as A$500 personally.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, left, joined by Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., holds up a copy of the original Affordable Care Act bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Wed., March 8, 2017.
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Republicans opposed Obamacare's mandate as much as they decried any part of the bill. How would their replacement idea, pegged to incentives, work?
Can Trump restore America’s manufacturing might through threats and incentives?
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States have been using tax breaks and other incentives like the kind Trump dangled before Carrier for years. There's little evidence they work, and in fact they may lead to widening inequality.
Galileo demonstrates a telescope to the doge of Venice.
People have always known science would advance faster with various incentives and rewards. As modern experimental science took off, these took the form of gifts and favors to and from wealthy elites.
Nine out of ten surveyed researchers said they engage with end-users to translate their work into practice.
Financial incentives alone won’t increase research collaboration between universities and business. Academics say they need time, support and an environment encouraging of engagement.
What motivates kids?
What role does a bit of recognition play for students?
The NHS has always used incentives to shape doctors' behaviour but the latest payments are a blunt instrument.
What you get out is what you put in.
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Analyzing big data sets holds the promise of big insights. But the axiom "garbage in, garbage out" is particularly apt, since conclusions can be only as good as the raw data itself.
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The bi-partisan federal legislation in the US popularly known as “No Child Left Behind” was passed during George W Bush’s first term. It had two important goals: to increase scientifically based education…