A few weeks ago we wrote about how Google is trying to curb it’s employees appetites with gentle health-based nudges even though they have delicious food everywhere. Their initiatives have resulted in a 9% drop in caloric intake from candy in just one week. And now we have an infographic published by Medicare Supplemental Insurance on Visual.ly Medicare that shows you how Google is getting its employees healthier AKA eating less.
According to Fast Company, an HR division at the company (dubbed “People Analytics”) has started putting up passive-aggressive signs in the cafeteria that say things like “taking a bigger plate will cause you to eat x-percent more,” and they claim that this has “nudged” more employees to take smaller plates. Wow, my mother and Google have more in common than I thought.
From the Fast Company article:
“In pursuit of that healthiness, happiness, and innovation, Google has turned to “nudges”: simple, subtle cues that prompt people to make better decisions. Behavioral economists have shown the idea works, but Google has taken it out of the lab and into the lunchroom. This is a sampling of the encouragement you’d get during trips through the company’s eateries–and naturally, Google is measuring the results.”
Check out the graphic for more tips from Google.
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