Category: Insights

Harvard Business Review explores why diversity programs fail

In the July/August edition of the Harvard Business Review, Frank Dobbin, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, and Alexandra Kalev, an associate professor of sociology at Tel Aviv University looked at Why Diversity Programs Fail and what works better. Epic fail Many of today’s organizations are working to reduce bias

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How to leverage microlearning in your training

Microlearning typically involves delivering limited content, in very short bursts of time, to communicate a single and specific idea. It’s a new trend in corporate training and is playing an increasing role in many organizations. When implemented correctly, microlearning is a highly effective way to reinforce initial training concepts throughout

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Building a defense or creating an impact?

Ask yourself this question: When your organization plans a training initiative, which of these two statements is closer to the truth: We are holding the training so we can say we did it and have proof in case we are sued. We are planning the training to have an impact

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Breaking bad habits

Individuals spend billions of dollars every year trying to lose weight, exercise more, stop smoking, and change their habits. Even when they commit time and precious resources, their efforts are more often than not unsuccessful. It may work for a time but without a constant focus, sadly, bad habits return.

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Proactive detection and correction

Maintaining a focus on compliance is a proven way to prevent problems. Compliance can detect and correct problems if and when they arise. This model, recognized throughout law enforcement, also recognizes that it is unrealistic to expect that all problems will be prevented. The best way for this model to

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The hidden danger of uncivil behavior

Minimizing lawsuits is an important, but insufficient goal. Organizations can live, though painfully, with the cost of lawsuits and claims and damages. What they can’t live with though are the costs that occur from the behaviors that spawn lawsuits which exist as underlying business problems. Lack of focus, attention to

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Seeing with Others’ Eyes – Today’s Imperative

I recently tried on my son John’s glasses just to see how his vision compared to mine. What a shock – we’ve been looking at a different view of the same world. His close-up vision is great, but without glasses, he can’t see anything past the length of his outstretched

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So, How Do I Talk About This Stuff?

Our tragedies in Orlando, Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and now Dallas have generated anger, fear, confusion, grief and despair. Many of us want to talk about these events with those we see and interact with most often – our coworkers. We believe such conversations can be positive; yet, we’re concerned

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EEOC and ELI Share “A Meeting of the Minds” on Harassment

Here are some quotes from a document I read last week: “Workplace harassment remains a persistent problem.” … ““There is a compelling business case for stopping and preventing harassment” … “It starts at the top… leadership and accountability are critical” … “Training must change.” As I kept reading I thought,

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