We change your employee's behavior with
We apply behavioral economics, psychology, social psychology and neuroscience findings to solve your organizational employee problems.
By understanding how people actually think and what really drives their daily behaviors, we help companies improve their employee based initiatives. Over our 20 year history, we’ve helped companies improve their total rewards programs, incentive design, fleet safety initiatives, sales operations processes, health initiatives, internal meeting design and team dynamics.
We know that small changes can make big impacts. Our work helps you find those changes, understand how to apply them, and then ensure that they are implemented appropriately across the organization.
What Types of Consultations do We Offer?
Understand how your employee programs are driving motivation and behavior and identify gaps within your strategy.
We design employee communications that impact the behavior of your employees.
Our communication process combines world-class graphic design, creative copy, and behavioral science principles to drive increased motivation, improved understanding, and achieve greater buy–in to your messages. We understand how to frame your communications to tap into the underlying motivational drives and thinking processes of your employees.
All across the world, organizations are realizing, that by incorporating behavioral science principles such as social pressure, cognitive load, loss aversion, visual cues and more in their internal communications, they are improving their employee's performance and achieving a greater return on their investment. Isn’t it time you joined them?
What Types of Communications Can We Provide You?
We make your managers and employees more productive by teaching them how to apply behavioral science to their work.
Our facilitated workshops provide your employees with the knowledge and skills to relate better to people, influence how they drive change and create powerfully motivating workplaces.
Use Our Existing Workshops or Let Us Create a Custom One to Fit Your Needs
Learn the 6 steps to ignite and sustain the change you need to achieve your goals in this hands-on session.
Behavioral Economics and Organizational Change
Learn how applying behavioral economics to your programs can drive performance.
Creating High Performance Teams
Understand what it takes to makes sure your team is operating at it’s highest level.
Shark Tank Workshops
Improve your company performance by using behavioral science and competition to design new initiatives.
So What's This Behavioral Science Stuff Anyways?
Behavioral science investigates how people make decisions, what drives their behavior and the internal biases that we exhibit. It combines research from fields such as psychology, social psychology, behavioral economics, neuroscience and cognitive science.
Employees are irrational beings. We do things and are influenced by factors that, rationally, shouldn’t impact us. Research has shown that our behaviors and attitudes are influenced by things such as loss aversion, anchoring, perceived fairness, social proof, cognitive load, and framing to name a few. We use these behavioral insights to help you understand the underlying drivers of your employee issues. Then we help you use this information to craft solutions that address the human side of those issues.
Listen to Our Podcast “Behavioral Grooves” to Learn How Your Peers are Using These Insights all Over the World
We regularly interview people who are contributing to the work of behavioral science through a variety of different means. Some are academics, and some are practitioners. We find that the confluence of these two make an all-important contribution to the way we live our lives.
Here Are Some Key Behavioral Concepts You Can Start Using Now!
This isn’t our first rodeo. With over 20 years experience helping organizations navigate the sea of change, you can feel confident knowing that we have worked out all the kinks on our previous clients (thanks guys!).
Heres a Glimpse Into Just a Few of Our Successful Initiatives
OPTIMIZING PATIENT ADHERENCE
Improving patients' lives, health, and futures by utilizing behavioral science methodologies within patient coaching modules.
We come from varied backgrounds. We talk different, look different, think different. But in the end, we all have the same desire — to understand and help drive positive change within organizations and people.
So Who Are We?
Kurt is a sought after speaker and recognized leader in human motivation and behavior change. For over 20 years, Kurt has worked with global companies to apply behavioral science principles to drive change in their organizations. All his work is focused on understanding ways to positively influence how people behave. Kurt lives in Minneapolis, MN, is married and has two, grade school children.
Likes: Kurt geeks out about reading (behavioral economics, psychology and fantasy genres), traveling (every state in the US — now working on countries), good beer (dark, malty flavor — current favorite is Surly Bender), biking, canoeing, skiing and spending time with family and friends at their cabin.
Ben applies his Masters in design to optimize how your communications are built. He combines behavioral science principles with graphic design, crafting communication pieces that actually change the way employees behave. He also provides on-site technical support and expertise for our consulting work. His design background and technical prowess enables us to dive deeper into our client’s participant’s mindset and understand their underlying behaviors.
Likes: In his spare time Ben likes to travel the world, downhill ski (he's skied at least once every month for two years straight), mountain bike and log as much time in the mountains as he can.
Tim is a bridge connecting academic research with the corporate world. He focuses the lens of behavioral economics on strategic business issues using research and executive education with companies around the world. He has partnered with researchers at Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Harvard, Quinnipiac and Monmouth Universities and is always on the prowl for new insights into human behavior. Tim is joyfully married and lives in Minneapolis. He has two children.
Likes: Tim's passion is writing, recording and producing music. He is an Americana singer songwriter with 6 CD's and has performed in Spain, Portugal, Ireland, New York, Nashville and dozens of cities around the Midwest. He loves hiking, sailing, gin and travel (49 states, Europe, SE Asia, South America) for the way it reveals how similar we all are.
Brent has been writing and proofing copy for 17 years, with a primary focus on sales incentive campaigns and employee performance improvement initiatives. He thrives on coming up with the perfect words to achieve the desired messaging. Brent lives on a remote farm site in rural southwestern Minnesota with his wife, two children, dog and two cats.
Likes: When he isn't writing, Brent can usually be found at his kids' school, where he helps in nearly every capacity – even as the backup school nurse.
Laurie has impressed clients for 20 years with her award–winning designs and creativity. Her talent includes turning complex work plans into memorable and simplified graphics that reach your target audience. From branding, training materials, conference collateral, and fleet wraps, Laurie takes our science and makes it accessible and understandable to all.
Likes: As a Master Gardner, Laurie lends her design skills to yards and gardens, and recently launched her own line of fine art that is weather–protected for all–season outdoor display. Avid dog lover, Laurie bikes and skijors with her dog Tacit, and fosters herding dogs waiting for adoption.
Kyle uses his multi–disciplinary degree and train of thought for creating and problem solving. He enjoys the way that business, psychology, and behavioral science mix together to create and drive better behaviors, workplaces, and results.
Likes: exercise, running, soccer, travel, hiking, yoga, snowboarding, food, graphic design, photography, and road trips.
Our Commitment to YOU
When we work with you, we promise to provide you with our insight, experience, energy, and passion!
Our clients are what motivates us. Driving performance within your organization, engaging your employees and driving the right behaviors in your team is our passion. From Pharma to Finance, Tech, Automotive and more here is a small glimpse at a few of our motivated clients. Don't miss out on the power in your organization, join the list!
But Don’t Just Take our Word For It!
“Your partnership has been extremely valuable, not only to me, but to our entire organization. We would not be in the spot we are today without your knowledge and insight. You have taught us a lot on motivation and behavioral economics that now has become embedded inside of Lilly. We are driving a new way of thinking about rewards and recognition that is making change happen. So please accept this as my sincere thanks for all you've done.”
“Thank you so very much. I love having you as my coach. It is something that I so need and want in order to become a stronger leader.”
“I want you to know that I had a district manager come up to me and say, ‘I've never had my incentive plan presented to me in such an easy way to understand.’ Thank you for your help in this – we couldn't have done it without you.”
“I want you to know that you have once again ‘raised the bar’ on our incentive roll–out workshops. You have an amazing talent for using creative, eye–popping graphics to clearly and simply communicate complex material. I am very pleased!!”