Task Completion

Create opportunities for 'bundle commitments'

If we're more likely to do the hard stuff by bundling it in alongside rewards, how might we make these commitments public?

We're more likely to do the hard stuff by bundling it in alongside rewards, but how could we take this concept further and supercharge its effectiveness?

One way would be to create opportunities to make public commitments to our temptation bundles.

It's as simple as telling your housemate that you're going to do the washing up so that you can then watch some Netflix.

Businesses looking to motivate people to do the hard stuff by having such tasks unlock certain rewards could allow for people to make these bundle commitments public, whether on slack, on a whiteboard, or in simply in a team meeting.

For instance, a software developer could say that this week, they're going to fix 10 bugs, and buy themselves a new pair of trainers if they do. If successful, everyone will see those trainers the following week, bringing bragging rights and a powerful, public form of feedback.

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