Behavioural economics has been playing an increasingly important role in public policy the world over, and Canada is no exception. This column outlines the steps Canada is taking towards incorporating insights from the literature into its policies. It also highlights the emphasis that many agencies in Canada are placing on testing their prospective behavioural interventions through randomised control trials.
After a recent hospital stay filled with frightening, uselessly beeping gadgets, an ambient musician set to work reinventing the aural landscape of medicine, to make life calmer for patients and easier for doctors.
Behavioural economics has been playing an increasingly important role in public policy the world over, and Canada is no exception. This column outlines the steps Canada is taking towards incorporating insights from the literature into its policies.
LegalVision picked up the Innovator of the Year award at Lawyers Weekly’s Australian Law Awards this year. The firm also scooped up the Professional Services Business of the Year award at the Optus My Business Awards, Lawyers Weekly’s sister publication.
Earlier this month, Bryan Cave announced a newly branded 32-person division within the St. Louis-based law firm, called BCXponent, a business advisory unit that is separate from its legal services and has its own distinct website apart from the firm.
Norton Rose Fulbright clinched the innovation award for its collaboration with fin-tech firm Gladi8 in creating a know-your-client tool (DocFox) that helps financial services companies comply more easily with South Africa’s Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA).
Sparke Helmore has taken a “divergent” approach to embracing innovation, spinning out an independent hawker-style outfit to meet with clients and connect them to allied service providers.
Australian firm Sparke Helmore has launched a wholly owned professional services company in a bid to combat the threat of broadening service offerings by accounting firms.
Working with Anne Brockmeyer and Marco Hernandez from the World Bank, and the tax authority in Costa Rica, the UK Behavioural Insights Team sent emails to 12,515 firms that had failed to submit their 2014 income tax declarations.
As uber makes its bid for world domination - at least within the taxi industry - conventional taxi companies are scrambling to get a competitive edge on the disruptor, leading to an innovation race.
With 29,000 employees and millions of tube and bus journeys per week, TfL recognised that it needed to apply new thinking to how it attracts and retains talent in the age of a changing work force that expects more from organisations and is now coping with growing numbers of customers.
Paola Pierri from UK mental health charity Mind explains how they have made service design central to the way they work, helping them do more with less
A startup on the Crimson campus is hosting a university-wide hackathon to decrease sexual assault at the institution.
In the early 2000s, Mayo Clinic physician Nicholas LaRusso asked himself a question: if we can test new drugs in clinical trials, can we in a similarly rigorous way test new kinds of doctor-patient interactions?
The Design-led Innovations for Active Ageing project (DAA) brought together eight cities that were determined to develop sustainable solutions for demographic ageing.
Ernst & Young announces the launch of its in-house Americas Tax Innovation Foundry, a new services and business accelerator within EY responsible for furthering the next generation of tax services EY firms offer clients.