We love our experts here on Daily Bits Of. And our community of people who want to share their expertise gets bigger by the day. If you have something to teach (and who doesn’t), you can take some inspiration from these courses. It might not be within your niche, but you can see the tips and tricks that make great lessons in action.
Courses in this collection:
The Psychology of Pricing
A practical guide to using behavioral science for good
In our experience at Irrational Labs, we find that it’s the companies trying to help consumers become happier, healthier and wealthier that make the most mistakes valuing their products. This course will help you better understand these mistakes and how to avoid them.
Have you ever been curious about questions such as:
In 22 short and fun lessons, you will learn the answers to these questions as you are introduced to key concepts from the field of behavioral economics. You will get examples and exercises to help you take what you’ve learned and apply it to the pricing and promotions of different products and services.
This course is primarily for product managers, designers and creators of products and services that are helping improve people’s well-being.
If you choose to apply any of these insights within your company, we ask that you answer one question before making any changes: “Will this make people better off?’ This simple rule of thumb will help ensure you’re making changes that improve your customer’s bottom line as well as your company’s.
Irrational Labs: Kristen Berman, Ingrid Melvaer Paulin, and Evelyn Gosnell
In collaboration with Dan Ariely and Jason Hreha
The Psychological Safety of Teams
What Google learned about effective teams
In 2012, Google’s People Analytics team embarked on what seemed to be an impossible mission: to find out the one ingredient that highly effective teams have in common.
They named this quest Project Aristotle, and turned to what Google does best in order to uncover the answer - they looked at the data. What Google found was that all top performing teams had one thing in common: a high degree of psychological safety.
In this course, we start from that finding and dig deeper into the latest research on what makes a safe work environment and how to foster one for your team. We’ll tell you what you need to know about psychological safety, from the symptoms of an unsafe team to the impact of that safety has on the bottom line.
Whether you’re a team manager or the member of a team, you’ll find out practical ways to make your team more effective and your time spent at work more enjoyable.
What our users say:
"As a manager, you rarely have time for courses or to rethink how you run your team. This content in this format was really helpful and I love the fact that it focuses on ONE aspect instead of a handful."
The Art of Monotasking
How to stop multitasking in ten days
Can’t stop opening your email? Do you have more than ten tabs open right now? Are you planning what to cook for dinner while reading this sentence?
If you have answered yes to any of the above, you just might have a problem with multitasking.
A problem? Yes, modern research offers clear evidence that multitasking is far from effective. In this course, you will learn why. You’ll also be given ten simple exercises that will help you stop multitasking and start monotasking.
This course builds on research from behavioral economics, cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral psychology to get you on your way to a monotasking work-style.
Said about the course:
"I love the concept of monotasking! It has changed how I work entirely – I get more done but somehow leave work earlier than before!!"
Think Like a Leader
Nine mental habits of leaders
***Over 6000 users are learning about the science of people from Vanessa's courses. It's easy and free to join them!***
Leaders think differently.
Many years ago, I had the opportunity to shadow the CEO of a major technology company for one day. That one day changed my life forever. Walking through the hallways of his company, hearing him interact on phone calls and watching him tackle projects and challenges was like nothing I had ever seen before.
He was a human behavior hacker.
That day was the start of my fascination with people and the hidden forces that make us tick. Since then, I have studied hundreds of leaders like him looking for patterns. In this course, I will share nine findings and give you concrete actions you can take in order to think and act like a leader.
The course is free and it's delivered every day for two weeks straight to your inbox or to Messenger.
Said about the course:
"I've learned more from these ten condensed lessons than I have from many bestselling business books"
How to Beat Procrastination
Insights and tools from psychology that will help you get things done
Having a hard time getting started with work that needs to get done? Do you wait until the last moment before you start working? Procrastination, or consciously postponing what should be done today, is less about personal traits than it is about behavior. In the same way that you once learned to always deal with tasks at the last moment, you can learn to act differently. With the help of psychological insights about motivation, rewards, and distractions you can increase the probability of completing your tasks - on time.
In this course, you will receive practical tips on how to change your approach to learned behavioral patterns, as well as how to achieve your goals through a better structure, time management and problem-solving. Getting things done on time doesn’t have to be exhausting - things like coffee breaks, encouragement and friends are some pleasant ways of making your tasks easier to deal with.
This course is based on scientific studies by leading researchers in the fields of motivation, goal setting, and procrastination. You will be provided with exercises and principles of treatment from cognitive behavioral therapy within areas such as stress management and procrastination.
The creator of this course, Alexander Rozental, is a licensed psychologist and a researcher at University College London.
Said about the course:
"The only thing you need to read about procrastination. So many insights, so many useable tools, such a great package!"
Shorter, Fewer and Better Meetings
Simple tips and methods for more effective and productive meetings
–Meeting? Again? Am I really going to sit through this hogwash once more? I’m assuming the same two people will take over the meeting, as always. Was there, by the way, something I should have done before the meeting? Yikes, now I’m getting nervous…
Does that feel familiar?
Sign up to learn how to contribute to more effective and productive meetings for everyone!
Said about the course:
"Pro tip: make sure your entire team takes this course – your calendar will thank you for it!"
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