June 2017

  • 29 Jun 2017

    HBX Launches New Certificate Program, Becoming a Better Manager

    BOSTON—HBX, Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative, announced today the launch of Becoming a Better Manager, the fourth course in its expanding suite of online certificate programs. The four-module course focuses on a variety of processes that managers work through to move their organizations forward and achieve results. Becoming a Better Manager is the final body of work from Professor David Garvin, a renowned teacher and researcher at Harvard Business School who passed away in April. Read more.

    • 08 Jun 2017

      Behavioral ‘Nudges’ Offer a Cost-Effective Policy Tool

      Governments around the world have increasingly turned to behavioral science to help address various policy problems – new research shows that some of the best-known strategies derived from behavioral science, commonly referred to as ‘nudges,’ may be extremely cost effective. The new study, which examined the cost-effectiveness of nudges and typical intervention strategies like financial incentives side-by-side, found that nudges often yield particularly high returns at a low cost when it comes to boosting retirement savings, college enrollment, energy conservation, and vaccination rates. Read more.