Skip to content
  1. Latest News

Messaging Matters: Patient-Centered Signs Motivate Hospital Staff to Wash Hands

Adam Grant and colleagues found that using patient-centered signs about the perils of poor hand hygiene inspired more hand washing among hospital staff than signs that used personal consequences to prompt the behavior. At least in regard to hand washing among hospital staff,  “…it appears that altruism is a better motivator than self-interest.”

CHIBE Experts

Research Areas