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Ignite: Fueling Organizational Excellence

Atomic Habits at Work

Event Details

Thursday, October 13, 2022
10-11 a.m.
Online, connection information will be sent in advance

The Ignite series is intended for employees who work to create change at UW–Madison. Presenters will share ideas, methods, and approaches to maximize continuous improvement efforts and develop sustainable operational excellence. You'll leave with stronger cross-campus networks, new strategies on how to improve your work, and the inspiration to implement your ideas. Some sessions will be in-person and others will be online. You can register for the entire series or select individual sessions.

Atomic Habits at Work
Presented by Rich Gassen, print production manager, Digital Publishing & Printing Services; and Jennifer Erickson, capacity building lead, Office of Strategic Consulting

This discussion-based session will focus on building better habits into your work life, using the #1 New York Times bestseller, “Atomic Habits,” by James Clear as a guide. Clear writes about habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His book has sold over 8 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 50 languages.

“Atomic Habits” describes several proven techniques for building new habits (or ending bad ones), which will be covered in the session. Topics will include identity-based habits, changing the cues to direct you to better decisions, habit stacking (building upon habits you already have), and environmental design improvements. The presenters will also share some stories, as well as additional resources for you to explore the topic further on your own.