As communication technologies continue to advance and become deeply embedded into everyday life, researchers are exploring how traditional social psychology concepts translate into digital spaces. Developmental psychologist Nicole Guajardo and graduate student Brooke Nixon recently studied the phenomenon of mimicry and the “chameleon effect” within text-based communication. The Chameleon Effect:
Product strategy isn't easy. Product and digital leaders face critical decisions about investing in their digital products. Determining whether to make small improvements or undertake a full redesign or rebuild requires evaluation. I wrote this post to explore the key factors leaders should consider, the challenges associated with
In the modern world, technology and social interaction are intertwined. As we navigate this dynamic, it is crucial to understand the role technology plays in shaping our social connections. I recently recorded a conversation with Jeff Hall, a renowned professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas, who has
Federico Germani is sounding an alarm. In a research paper he co-authored, the headline says it all: “AI Model GPT-3 (dis)informs us better than humans.” Read it here. Germani is a Researcher at the University of Zurich and is the founder and director of Culturico, a non-profit storytelling platform.
Trusting AI Recent advances in machine learning and AI have made it possible to support decision-making in many industries. These tools are embedded in software applications and use large databases of internal and external information to generate recommendations and explanations where a human needs to make a decision. Often, these
The pace of technological change is moving quickly. And, if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my professional life, most people do not like change. The field within technology changing most rapidly – and with the most public spotlight – is artificial intelligence. Its impact on companies and society at
What is ESG investing? Investors have more options and decisions to make around capital allocation than ever before. Increasing geopolitical, social, and cultural factors – as well as pressure to keep up with historical performance and stay ahead of technology trends – create a complex investing environment that is difficult to navigate.
Implementing new technology Adopting a new organizational model Becoming physically (or mentally) healthier These are all instances of change. Each comes with its complexities. Yet, the process of any kind of successful change requires answering the same or similar questions. My experiences with change—with myself and others—informs the
We all do selectively irrational things for emotional reasons. We make decisions with our hearts. We go to great lengths to keep our stories alive. We brave nasal swabs and sub-freezing weather to stay connected to each other. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Flurries swirled in the 5 degree wind chills on a February