Do you slow down when driving if you see a police car? Do you push a little harder at the gym to try and keep up with the regulars? Did you maybe make that purchase because of the assertive salesperson? Or maybe, you stopped and washed your hands after using the bathroom because another person was doing the same thing? Whatever the reason, social influence is a very powerful motivator - it often works well to get people to behave a certain way.
Read more about how social psychology helps to improve hand hygiene compliance.
I'm very excited to have my first blog article featured on Journey to Diversity in Workplace - and it has nothing to do with hand hygiene.
If you want to read more about how to deal with change in the workplace, please check out the full article.
Consumer bar soap sales have been declining in recent years as people opt for more premium options including lotion and foam soaps. Research reveals that 48% of all US consumers believe bar soaps are covered in germs and 55% of consumers believe bar soap is less convenient. Despite this decline in more traditional options, hand hygiene awareness is growing and soap sales overall continue to increase.
To better understand if bar soap actually harbours germs, we checked with Barry Michaels, an infectious disease investigation with more than 40 years experience. To find out if there are germs on bar soap, you can read the full article here.