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Teaching Black Lives Matter: Unconscious Bias Training

The goal of unconscious bias training is to get people to understand that their perspective is informed by their life experiences and that our brains are constructed to find the quickest answer — which means pattern recognition and reliance on stereotypes. In fact, we teach kindergartners by showing them pictures and having them match pictures…

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A Letter to Take #ActionforEquality

#ActionforEquality  I’ve received a multitude of emails, texts and PMs of support and for those, I am forever grateful. Thank you. I have also had a lot of friends, peers and colleagues reach out asking me what they can do to help and honestly not knowing where to begin.  I spent most of the last…

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Corporate Responses to Racial Injustice

I sent this message to members of Diversity Advocates and Our Collective to encourage organizations to reflect on inequities in the workplace as they issue statements about the racial injustices that are fueling demonstrations. Friends, A number of Our Collective and Diversity Advocates members have shared concern and compassion about injustices against the Black community…

Reinventing the Workplace with Emotional Intelligence

Reinventing the Workplace with Emotional Intelligence

Examining Bias, Racism, and Microaggressions at Work. Emotional Intelligence is a powerful tool for addressing concerns about racial bias and microaggressions at work. Practicing emotional intelligence techniques can be a powerful tool in shifting mindsets. Right now, people of color are facing so many roadblocks to doing their best work, and anxieties are high. Data…

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Supporting At-Risk Employees During COVID-19

While you may hear people point out that the COVID virus does not discriminate, one of the most important conversations to have during a global health crisis is understanding and responding to the disproportionate effect that it has on underrepresented and historically marginalized groups of people. These conversations are not always comfortable, but they are…

Why Empathy in the Workplace is Crucial for All

What would you say if you heard that 86% of employees strongly agree empathy is important at work, and that less than half that number strongly agree that they see it from their colleagues? That’s one of the findings of our recent Workplace Culture Report 2020. Empathy in the workplace Empathy has become a popular…

What Makes Your Workplace Toxic And What To Do About It

The C-Suite and Board Directors have been talking about harassment and bias since the start of #metoo in 2017 when some leaders were fired for their own transgressions or the culture failure of their business. Even so, business leaders still don’t understand when workplaces are dangerously toxic. Unfortunately, most leaders learn their workplace is toxic…

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Top 6 Key Indicators Impacting Workplace Culture

Tricky people issues are inevitable in the workplace. While your employees help create the foundation of your entire organization, understanding behaviors and dynamics on an organizational and individual level impact the health of your workplace culture. Emtrain’s Workplace Culture Report 2020 identifies the root causes of workplace culture failures. We’ve identified the six leading indicators…

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What Does Respect Mean in Today’s Diverse Workforce?

In 2020, most of us will be working alongside people from different generations and different cultural backgrounds, and when it comes to creating a respectful culture, the real emerging challenge is reaching a shared understanding of what “respect” means to all of us. Our perspectives flow from our life experiences and when our life experiences…