Category: Actionable Quick Reads

Overcoming Unconscious Bias within Organizations

By Jennifer Brown and Gemma Toner Unconscious biases are often based on mistaken, inaccurate, or incomplete information. They can have a significant impact on workplaces, shaping who gets recruited, hired, and promoted. Now, more than ever, creating an inclusive workplace environment is required for employees to reach their full potential and for organizations to succeed.… Read the full article

Key to Economic Recovery—Avoiding a Mindset Crisis

By Amanda J Felkey, PhD Our positive or negative outlook is going to determine whether our economy recovers, or we end up worse off after COVID-19. Using what we know from psychology and economics to deliberately combat a mindset crisis that could accompany this pandemic is just as important as stimulus packages, adjusting interest rates,… Read the full article

Flex Your Empathy Muscles While You Wash Your Hands

By Amanda J Felkey, PhD COVID-19 has understandably heightened our attention to health and safety. We have all gotten the message to wash our hands more and keep our distance in public places. While the health effects of this pandemic are readily apparent, there are several ways COVID-19 could naturally chip away at our ability… Read the full article

Why Women Are Underrepresented at the Top, and What Companies Can Do About It

By John Hackston At the start of 2020, there were more CEOs of S&P100 companies named John than there were women CEOS, and there were more directors named John, or Robert, or William, or James than all the women directors of these companies. In 2019, there were 33 female CEOS in the Fortune 500, the… Read the full article