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Cognitive Diversity: What it is and Why Your Team Needs It

Cognitive Diversity: What it is and Why Your Team Needs It

When you think of workforce diversity, you probably think of the kind of diversity you can easily see — or at least that you can identify easily. Diversity of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and age are all things that modern workplaces are striving to increase. Employers want to create vibrant, creative teams that better reflect the diversity of the people their products and services strive

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Top five posts from the ELI blog in 2019

Top five posts from the ELI blog in 2019

The ELI blog provides a variety of helpful resources that address uncivil behavior and ideas for you to consider when cultivating a healthy environment in the workplace. As we kick-off a new year, here’s a countdown of ELI’s Top 5 Blog Posts for 2019: 5. How to Spot (and Stop) a Potential “Super Harasser” Over the past few years, we’ve watched the downfalls of seemingly

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Legal Defense vs. Behavioral Change?

Legal Defense vs. Behavioral Change?

The New York Times recently published an article about growing numbers of videos on sexual harassment. According to the piece, there is an increasing emphasis on using high-quality talent and high production values as companies strive to develop a response to increased awareness of the issues, thanks to the #MeToo movement and high-profile stories. The article points out a key criticism, however; the president of

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4 Ways to Make Your Training More Sustainable

4 Ways to Make Your Training More Sustainable

Too many employers are always operating in reactive mode when it comes to workforce civility training. After a potential liability incident, they realize that their training has been lacking, and they push an extensive training session program on their employees. That, or they only prioritize workforce civility training every now and then, when they seem to have the time or the right budget. This approach

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Training and the 5 C's of Civility by Steve Paskoff

When Training Alone Doesn’t Work: The 5 Cs of Civility

How often have you heard people in your organization complain that “training doesn’t work”? I hear that sentiment all the time in conjunction with training on behavioral issues such as discrimination, inclusion, respect and civility. Often, I have to agree: Training doesn’t work — or, rather, training alone doesn’t work. Changing behavior is not a matter of simply conveying knowledge. The Harvey Weinsteins of the

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What Does it Mean to be an "Ally" at Work?

What Does it Mean to be an “Ally” at Work?

We all know that a welcoming workplace culture is crucial for operational success — not just for avoiding lawsuits and fines, but for optimizing employee productivity and retaining the best people. When employees are all given equal opportunities to succeed and contribute, your workforce will be more likely to meet its goals. To encourage a culture of civility, employers can use a number of tactics.

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