Many Chief Executive Officers (CEOs,) CIOs, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and Senior Managers find the “IKEA Effect” confusing but actually it is essentially a problem solver. Although it was joke published in The Economist, seems spot on in explaining the success factor of IKEA: the concept of self-assembly.
A study ‘The “IKEA Effect”: When Labor Leads to Love’ published by researchers (Michael I. Norton, Daniel Mochon, and Dan Ariely) at the Harvard Business School, that indicates that participants who assemble products value them more highly than identical preassembled products.
Here’s one for example: NIKE, one of the business world’s most recognizable names, involving customers in the production process with NIKEiD, allowing customers to personalize and design their own Nike merchandise. The service can be accessed both online and in physical branches (called NIKEiD Studios). In total, NIKEiD has 102 studios where customer can access the customization design service.
Agree, you value something that you build more than something you buy ready-made. Is the IKEA Effect about pride, or is it about power?
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1. Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer, provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. You can follow Ciarán Devane on Twitter: @ciarandevane.
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5. Peter Wanless, CEO of National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). You can follow Peter Wanless on Twitter: @PeterWanless.
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8. Julie Bentley, CEO of the Girlguiding, leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. You can follow Julie Bentley on Twitter: @juliebentley.
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