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Academic Research In Action

Academic Research in Action: Applying Behavioral Science & Experimentation in Reward Program Design

October 2021 Behavioral science is less a discrete arena of study, and more an interdisciplinary approach to gaining a better understanding of why people do what they do – and, by extension, how to influence their thoughts, actions, and choices. Sound familiar? While the science remains ill-defined – and, for most, a little mysterious –…

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Academic Research in Action: Individual or Team-Based Incentives?

the important role incentive program designers have in helping firms reward and recognize workers in ways that lead to better-functioning teams.

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Academic Research in Action: Social Exchange Theory

August 2021 Applied Social Exchange Theory in Social Recognition Program Design Social Exchange Theory (SET) evolved in the 1950s from early 20th century behaviorism and reinforcement theory – the notion that people act in response to positive stimuli or to avoid negative stimuli. SET extends positive and negative stimuli to include social recognition (good and…