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Interview with Nancy Douyon, Emtrain Expert

From Very Humble Beginnings to Designing Product at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel We sat down with Nancy Douyon, design ethicist and product philosopher. Nancy has been a UI/UX designer (User Interface, User Experience) at Google, Uber, IBM, and Intel. She is an Emtrain Expert on Unconscious Bias. Nancy was interviewed in June 2020 by…

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Managing Unconscious Bias with Employee Differences

Building an effective and impactful program to manage unconscious bias is a journey for practitioners. Likewise, becoming more enlightened around unconscious bias is a journey for each employee. Everyone starts from a different place and moves at their own pace. People can’t be forced to adapt, they need to be encouraged and nudged. In our…

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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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Engage Employees with Storytelling

As HR becomes increasingly data driven, we focus a lot on measuring: formally tracking unconscious bias training efficiency and efficacy, collecting survey data and analyzing employee responses, and benchmarking efforts versus short term objectives, annual goals, peers, etc. Over the past two years, our team at Emtrain has been building out our quantitative capabilities, recognizing…

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…