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Habitual by Design

Development programs should help employees convert tasks into workplace habits.

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When I begin a new instructional design project, I usually start by asking whether the desired behaviors are clearly defined procedures or are more tacit skills requiring judgment and experience. I've recently added another question to the list: Are any of the desired behaviors habits?

A habit is defined in the dictionary as "an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involunt

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