Changing attitudes and behavior is not easy, as anyone who has tried to lose weight or tried to get their teenager to clean up their room well knows!

But some strategies to change behavior are more effective than others and some strategies can be both surprisingly simple and very effective. Check out this recent study on the ‘question-behavior effect’. The study’s findings suggest questioning is a relatively simple yet effective technique to produce consistent, significant changes across a wide domain of behaviors.

And our experience here at MotivationEngine is that self reflective questions about behavior are the ‘best of the best’ type of questions to build or change attitudes and habits:

  1. OK:        Were you safe?
  2. Better:  How safe were you last week?
  3. Best:     What will you do to ensure you and your crew will be safe this week?