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With statistics showing that upwards of about 30 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions will abandon them by the end of January, it may seem the odds are against behavior change. But according to Charles Duhigg, in his New York Times Bestseller book, The Power of Habit, the science behind behavior change suggests just the opposite. Duhigg breaks it down to a cycle called ‘The Habit Loop’ and it consists of the following triggers:
The Trigger: the event that starts the action.
The Routine: the action that you take to change the behavior.
The Reward: the benefit that is associated with the behavior.
Imagine you’re a comedian. You have been working for months on your newest routine. The jokes are written, tested, rewritten and tested again. You have everything planned, down to the very pair of jeans that you will wear on stage. Then, the day of the performance, your producer tells you to hand over your material to a stranger who goes on stage to do your bit. Everything falls flat. Of course it does!
HR’s role in sustainability is changing. The Human Resource function is uniquely positioned to assist in both developing and implementing a sustainability strategy, and 82% of HR executives believe sustainability can positively affect corporate profits (Source: MIT Sloan Management Review). But what exactly is influencing this?