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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4 Essential Steps for Your Unconscious Bias Program

Unconscious Bias training has received a lot of attention over the past 10 years, and for good reason. As workplaces grow more diverse, we find ourselves working with colleagues from many different backgrounds, by race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, socio-economic status, religion, and political view. In fact, over 50% of respondents in our…

How to Be Socially Aware During a Public Health Crisis

How to Be Socially Aware During a Public Health Crisis

In late 2019, the human population began to experience its latest pandemic: a novel coronavirus called COVID-19. While the ravaging disease challenges epidemiologists, doctors, government leaders, and those who have become ill, and disrupts our economy and way of doing business, it also leaves many people on the sidelines, trying to make sense of it…

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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Unconscious Bias Gets in the Way of Moving Up the Ladder

Does unconscious bias determine how roles and responsibilities are allocated at your company? Day to day organizational tasks make up the minutiae that keep an organization on its feet and running smoothly. Big ideas and high-level strategies guide companies in the right direction, but it is the tedious, administrative tasks that remain necessary to execute…

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When You Ignore Unconscious Bias, You Ignore D&I

Unconscious bias creates barriers for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Such biases can have a significant impact on recruitment, promotions, and retention. So, when you ignore unconscious bias, you’re also ignoring diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Companies that are working towards building an inclusive company culture across cultural differences could significantly strengthen the effectiveness of…

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Is Unconscious Bias Coloring Your First Impressions?

Does a person’s appearance shape your initial interaction with them? Of course it does. Humans are hard-wired to figure past experiences into future interactions; this mechanism is the foundation behind your brain’s language processing power, logic and reasoning skills, and problem-solving abilities. “Pattern matching” is the cognitive process by which your brain connects current sensory…