MEET A COMMUNITY MANAGER IN NUDGE CROWD

MEET PRISCILLA, COMMUNITY MANAGER IN NUDGE CROWD, SYDNEY

Over the past decades, more than 150 various behavioral biases have been uncovered. It is therefore impossible for a single individual to consider all possibilities of how behavioral factors can be utilized – instead, we believe that the best ideas can be provided by a large crowd. The goal of Nudge Crowd is to gather the great minds of people who are enthusiastic about behavioral insights and offer their expertise to companies, NGOs, and public organizations. In exchange for their effort, crowd members are offered fame, fun and financial rewards for the best ideas by our problem sponsors.

We are participating in the entrepreneurial day because we are looking for people to help us build an engaged community with people enthusiastic about how to use insights from behavioral science. We would, therefore, like you to meet Priscilla who has founded our first chapter outside Europe in Sydney.

 

Why are you fascinated with behavioral science?

I have been studying economics for almost a decade now, and while I have a great passion for it, I have always felt disenchanted with the neoliberal model. I have seen firsthand how free markets exacerbate inequality, and how irrationally people behave in spite of even the best predictions of the great neoclassical economists. When I discovered behavioral economics by chance one day in a secondhand bookstore, it was like everything fell into place for me. Behavioral economics has renewed my excitement for the field and I believe it will help us to shape the world around us and produce better outcomes for those that the neoliberal model has left behind, as it has already begun to do so. In particular, I am interested in the vital role that behavioral science has had and will continue to have in the sphere of government policy to help people make better decisions and improve the welfare of society as a whole.

 

Why did you become excited about Nudge Crowd?

The thing that I love most about Nudge Crowd is that it is inclusive and accessible to everyone, whether you are a first year student who is just learning about behavioral science for the first time or someone who has spent their life working in the field. Nudge Crowd is for the movers and the shakers, the creatives among us who have big ideas and dreams, and for those people who want to make the world a better place. And on top of that, it’s fun, it’s challenging, and it’s a great opportunity to meet like minded people across the globe.

 

What made you become founder of the Sydney Chapter?

I lived and studied in Copenhagen for 6 months which was where I met Stig, the founder of Nudge Crowd. When he expressed to me that there were opportunities to expand Nudge Crowd to Australia, it felt like a no-brainer that I would take it on. I was ready for a new challenge and so excited to be working on a project within a field that I have so much admiration for. The ability to share my love for behavioral economics with other Aussies is what makes this job so worthwhile. Plus, I get to choose my hours and the case studies that we engage with, so it’s really tailored to myself and my team here in Sydney. I’m looking forward to growing my team and expanding into other parts of the country in the future.

Meet Nudge Crowd at CBS Entrepreneurial Day to hear more about joining the community! 

NUDGE CROWD: PEOPLE TO BUILD A COMMUNITY

NUDGE CROWD: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO BUILD A COMMUNITY

Pictures from our Roskilde festival workshop

Nudge Crowd is looking for people to help them build a thriving community with behavioral enthusiasts

Nudge Crowd is a competition-based crowdsourcing platform where companies, NGOs and public organizations can get help to solve important and fun behavioral design challenges from people with expertise in how surroundings shape decision-making. Nudge Crowd’s most important asset is the crowd.

Our key to success is building an engaged community with people enthusiastic about how to use insights from behavioral science. We do so by hosting hackathons and other types of meetups. This year at Roskilde Festival we experimented with a different type of event for our community. We organized a workshop where our crowd members acted as nudge-gurus who helped the festival guests build nudges to keep their camps clean – “to nudge the nastiness away” as the title of the event suggested.

Nudge Crowd is participating in the entrepreneurial day because we are looking for people like ourselves who are intrigued by the potential of behavioral science to help people make better decisions for themselves and for the society.

In particular, we are looking for community managers from all around the world. Perhaps you are an exchange student, who, when you return home, would like to become a part of our team and help us build a community in your city. Your job will be to drink coffee with inspiring people and to arrange hackathons in your city to support the challenges that companies, NGOs and public organizations present on our platform. If you want to learn more, please visit us at www.nudgecrowd.com/joinourteam.

 

Remember to visit Nudge Crowd at CBS Entrepreneurial Day, where you can hear more about the community, and meet the team!