Studies have shown that well-managed, diverse teams outperform homogenous teams.  But, even companies with the best intentions struggle to create the inclusive workforces they say they seek.  Since bias in recruitment, selection and development is extremely hard to eliminate, HBR recommends interrupting it.   The first step is to understand how bias plays out in everyday workplace interactions.  For […]

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Diverse teams outperform homogenous teams.  According to Harvard Business Review, they’re more committed, have higher collective intelligence, and are better at making decisions and solving problems.  Diversity starts with inclusive hiring practices.  Here are two to consider.   Insist on a truly diverse candidate pool.  Not just one person of color or one white woman.  Why?  HBR says research shows that the odds […]

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This week’s reports have focused on interrupting workplace bias.  According to Harvard Business Review, hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce comes with many proven benefits.  To get an inclusive staff you must start with hiring.  Here are two ways to adjust your practices. Limit referral hiring.  Hiring from within or from employee’s social networks can perpetuate homogeneity. Instead, actively […]

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    I don’t know a soul without bias of some kind.  Even the best intentioned among us harbor some degree of conscious or unconscious bias. It impacts workplace productivity and, as we’re reminded — seemingly daily — it determines the level of peace in our communities. In the workplace, and in every part of life, […]

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