The value of reflection
Instead of ‘nudging’, which seeks to change choice architecture (for example, putting healthier food more easily in reach than unhealthy in canteens), the RSA’s ‘steer’ approach aims to give people the understanding and tools they need to change their own behaviour.
This is exactly the approach we are pioneering in a range of areas of people’s lives at Life Squared – from our consumption of resources to the way we approach our lives in the first place. We’ll soon be applying these principles to another important topic, which I can’t announce yet, but hopefully can in a couple of weeks!
For now though, check out Matthew’s post as well as Jonathan Haidt’s book he refers to, as his previous book ‘The happiness hypothesis‘ was very good.