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Reconfirmed Habits in the Work Place

The above diagram is highly simplified scenario showcasing the Amplification method as a typical habit loop.

I recently came across this Washington Post Article... on my Facebook newsfeed about an "amplification strategy" practiced by female staffers working for Obama. An excerpt from the article outlines how "female staffers adopted a meeting strategy they called “amplification”: When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own." When abstracting this understanding with lessons from Charles Duhigg's book The Power of Habit ; how we treat people in the work place can been seen as being a series of reconfirmed habits. In this case there are some bad habits when in professional conversation that target women more than they do men. By re-posting this, I wanted to share the very clever method used to highlight good ideas amongst colleagues, whilst also elevating our professional peers. When abstracting this, it's honestly successful for all people to practice in professional settings on both male and female colleagues. Good ideas and good points are gender-neutral.


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