When behavioural economics meets randomised control trials: Examples from Canadian public policy

When behavioural economics meets randomised control trials: Examples from Canadian public policy

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.

How Redesigning The Abrasive Alarms Of Hospital Soundscapes Can Save Lives

How Redesigning The Abrasive Alarms Of Hospital Soundscapes Can Save Lives

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.

 

When behavioural economics meets randomised control trials: Examples from Canadian public policy

When behavioural economics meets randomised control trials: Examples from Canadian public policy

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. 

Prioritizing Clients’ Needs is Transforming the Practice of Law in Australia

Prioritizing Clients’ Needs is Transforming the Practice of Law in Australia

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.

Big Law Firm Rolls Out Business Advisory Division

Big Law Firm Rolls Out Business Advisory Division

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.

African Legal Awards Innovation Award: Norton Rose Fulbright

African Legal Awards Innovation Award: Norton Rose Fulbright

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).

National does things differently with self-styled innovation hawkers

National does things differently with self-styled innovation hawkers

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.

Firm Branches out into Non-legal Services

Firm Branches out into Non-legal Services

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.

UK Behavioural Insights Team: Increasing tax payments in Costa Rica

UK Behavioural Insights Team: Increasing tax payments in Costa Rica

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. 

Taxi Stockholm Uses Driver Diversity to Bring Service to Clients in 28 Languages

Taxi Stockholm Uses Driver Diversity to Bring Service to Clients in 28 Languages

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. 

How TfL and the UK Government are Using Service Design to Stay Future Fit

How TfL and the UK Government are Using Service Design to Stay Future Fit

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.

Mind UK: Embedding design capabilities in mental health services

Mind UK: Embedding design capabilities in mental health services

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

Mayo Clinic: Design Thinking in Health Care

Mayo Clinic: Design Thinking in Health Care

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? 

Project DAA: Making Ageing Better

Project DAA: Making Ageing Better

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 Launches Tax Innovation Foundry

Ernst & Young Launches Tax Innovation Foundry

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.