"Autopilot" Behaviour - What Can Be Done About It?
We cannot prevent people from going on “autopilot” – it is part of who we are. However, there are strategies that we can use to help. They originate from our understanding of the science of habit formation - the association between a cue, a routine and a reward (click here for previous post). One strategy is to change the cue. Leaving your rubber gloves and safety glasses on the chemical drum is an example. Introducing a physical cue is relatively easy to do but many of our c