So you’ve rolled out a new policy or procedure. How tempted is your team to slip back into old patterns effectively maintain habit change? How do you get your employees to maintain a new behavior?

Sebastian Bailey from Mind Gym explains the perks of Implementation Intentions over merely taking a Goal Setting approach. In a study by Peter Gollwitzer, participants were assigned the task of updating their resumes. Only 20% of those who used goal setting followed through compared to 80% of follow-through from those utilizing Implementation Intentions – specifying the what, when effectively maintain habit change, and how they were going to improve their resumes.

Does your company focus more on goal setting or on written, shared implementation strategies? What kind of advantage could this approach provide for your employees?

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