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Jon Ainger

Jon Ainger

Council performance doesn’t matter when it comes to local election results

This article was originally published in The MJ on 24 May 2018. Much of the analysis of the May local…

May 25, 2018

Why nudging (by itself) isn’t enough

We were delighted when the LGA recently announced that six more local organisations have won grants to deliver behavioural science-based…

January 8, 2018

Top 10 most productive councils in England

Traditional tools don’t work very well when applied to complex public sector systems – so we decided to build our own, using publicly available data and applying more than 17 years of consultancy experience.

December 6, 2017

Nudge theory, the Nobel Prize – and social care

  Earlier this month, the economist Richard Thaler won the Nobel Prize  – for his work on ‘nudge theory’ –…

October 18, 2017

Let’s have an ‘un-digital’ conversation

I worked at Andersen Consulting from 1997 to 2000, in their burgeoning Strategy practice. I was lucky to witness at…

November 16, 2015

Five reasons why behavioural insight isn’t being used to improve public services

Like many hundreds of other eager and interested people, I attended the star-studded BX2015 conference a couple of weeks ago….

September 24, 2015

Driving Practical Value From An Insight Hub

A couple of weeks ago, as the first in a series of pieces emerging from our recent report ‘The Inflection…

May 21, 2015

On Local Government’s Goals (and windows)

Over the past 3 weeks I have spoken to a number of senior executives in local government, testing out the…

April 20, 2015

Prevention and Early Intervention: the last great untapped opportunity?

Advising my clients in local government at the moment can sometimes resemble therapy rather than professional management consultancy. They are…

November 28, 2014

A Checklist: Is Your Organisation Ready for Behavioural Science?

  Earlier this week, I wrote a blog setting out my view that the public sector is missing out on…

September 25, 2014

Keeping It Simple

Last Friday at the LGC Summit I had the opportunity to share a platform with Steve Martin, the co-author of…

September 23, 2014

The Cooperation Game by Jon Ainger in The MJ

The ‘discovery’ that human beings are often irrational, and not utterly logical ‘econs’, was popularised in 2008 by the book…

April 30, 2014

Beautiful Cooperation – iMPOWER Director Jon Ainger in the LGC

This article originally appeared in The LGC In a key scene in the film ‘A Beautiful Mind’, Russell Crowe (playing…

April 29, 2014

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