Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Messing with your mind


Here's a question for you:

Do you plan to do some O' technique training this week?

I'm reading Nudge. I picked up the paperback to read on the flight to Orlando. The question is inspired by something I read in Nudge.

The authors describe some research on whether measuring intent changes behavior. The research found, for example, that asking people "do you intend to buy a new car in the next 6 months" changed people's behavior. They became more likely to buy a new car.

I can't say I'm surprised by the research. As a performance auditor I've seen the same thing. Asking quesitons and measuring performance changes how people behave (sometimes that is a good thing, sometimes not).

If you do some O' technique training this week. Maybe it is because I asked you.

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posted by Michael | 7:05 PM


Oops, didn't do any O technique training this week. Does it matter that I didn't read your post until today? :-)

I probably wouldn't have done technique training this week, anyway; I usually don't do any.

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