Session 3.2: Matt Wallaert #2
Encourage promoting pressures.
On the flipside, behavior is also influenced when we increase promoting pressures. As an example, Matt imagines a leader’s goal of wanting more men to attend women’s events. There are promoting and inhibiting pressures on both sides, so by having women invite the men it increases promoting pressures by changing the environment to one that promotes men to attend.
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9/28/2020 09:54:37 am
Again, I feel like the hardest part is just identifying and creating those promoting pressures. I know in my job working with college students, if there are things I want them to do or accomplish, it's all about incentives and internal motivation. I've also had to think of ways to make information and resources more accessible.
9/29/2020 10:11:49 pm
I think this is a fantastic quote, Brittany! In a room of adults or older peers, it's easier for me to sit back and listen in on the conversation instead of getting involved myself because sometimes I don't believe that I'm qualified to speak. While listening is important for processing information and shaping my own opinions, I have found that greater personal growth comes from replying to others first hand and getting feedback on my own interactions instead of watching others. By the more experienced people in the room intentionally asking questions to rope others in, I have found that I am usually more equipped to participate than I initially realize. It is difficult to stay silent when specifically called upon but participating in discussions has become easier with a renewed mindset and I am more likely to speak out on my own the next time a question is asked.
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