Identify the good habit, create a simple system that supports it, reward progress and feel great
Recycling, volunteering, donating, losing weight: What's the connection? We all know it's something we should do, but we don't... Why? Jenny Craig's weight loss system promotes good living by understanding the concept of creating a good habit in ppl
Having the habit of doing things that are good for us and those around us seems very intuitive, but why is it that only a select few actually step up to the plate. In many organizations, you have those who are active, the ''recyclers'', the volunteers and the floaters, those who observe at the surface without diving in, admiring the courage of those swimming freely and wishing they could do that too. What Jenny Craig offers is a way for people to create a good habit of doing something good for them. JC does this by understanding the motivations and barriers around their target group and find ways to motivate along their path. It takes 3 weeks to make or break a habit, so JC finds ways for people to ''dive in'' and see that staying at the surface is not as great as what lies underneath. Then when you see the good stuff, you're hooked. So, what I learned from JC is that understanding the ''why nots'' and changing this into ''yes I can'' is a mentality that companies can look for when setting goals for their employees and reward ''as needed'' them along the way until the good behaviour is installed. In simple terms, help people find their goals, value their goals and achieve their goals.
Keep it simple, but reward them