In the workplace, and in every part of life, creating and sustaining spaces and places where people, with their differences and similarities, come together peacefully and work together harmoniously, is a real challenge.

In your search for solutions, consider meditation. In fact, a specific Buddhist meditation called loving-kindness has had some amazing effects when it comes to reducing racial bias. Alexander Stell, the lead researcher of the study published in the journal Motivation and Emotion, said, “…some meditation techniques are about much more than feeling good, and might be an important tool for enhancing inter-group harmony.”

To replicate the actions of the research subjects, take seven minutes a day to visualize a specific person from another culture, hold their image in mind and think to yourself, “May you be happy and healthy.” Do your part to diminish bias and enhance everyone’s sense of inclusion?

 

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