Understanding how habits are formed can help an individual or an organization control, diagnose, and change that habit.
Understanding habit loops can help indviduals and organizations diagnose, control, and change habits thus resulting in different outcomes results.
Making adujstments to one’s environment is about making correct behaviors easier and uncorrect behaviors a little bit harder. When situations change - behaviors change. So change the situation - it’s that simple
For individuals’ behavior to change, you’ve got to influence their hearts and minds. The problem is this: Often the heart and mind disagree. Fervently. Dan Heath
Stale popcorn-eaters demonstrate this. What sometimes looks like a people problem - is often a situation problem.
Applying knowledge in order to make change happen and stick has to involve both the mind and heart. Most change initiatives and efforts on appeal to the reasoning: think, plan, and change. when an individual or an organization sees and feels, then change takes place.
It’s commonly held that certain individuals are born natural leaders. While it may be true that certain people have certain acquired skills or are ‘gifted’ - much of what makes an indivdual an effective leader is attributed to attitudes. Attitudes are and can be developed. They can be changed and eventually replaced when they no longer serve us well. In like manner leadership can be and is a developed ability.
For change to take place a clear roadmap needs to be in place. Stages or phases need to be followed. Skipping these phases or steps should be avoided. Organizations and individuals alike are often pressured into bypassing these phases - resulting in setbacks, confusion, and the unfortunate invention of additional steps.