Dr. Carol Warfield, a Harvard doctor and chief of anesthesia at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was awarded a $7 million settlement for gender discrimination in early February. It was a massive settlement to be sure, certainly...
We know intuitively that innovation goals are well served by cross-functional “SWAT” teams that are diverse in their membership. As Andy Zynga argued in an earlier post, diversity is a means to overcome the cognitive biases that prevent people from seeing new...
How to “work around” gender bias? There are two critical first steps. First, leaders need to raise organizational attention to its existence. Second, they must implement transparent and objective recruitment and performance evaluation systems to override the...
A diverse workplace might ultimately create better results, a new study suggests. The study, detailed by NPR, looks at the work of scientific researchers and finds that papers written by multicultural teams were cited in other research more often than those written by homogenous...
Today, there exists a new and more promising form of globalization, one based on cultural respect, sensitivity and inclusion. Diversity has passed from the legal obligation phase to enlightenment -- where being different is embraced as positive.
Managers are increasingly turning their back on recruitment tools such as psychometrics and relying on gut instinct. This could lead to a lack of diversity as people tend to hire candidates that match their own image, new research has found.
Are you aware of your own gender bias when you're hiring? A recent study, published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds that managers of both sexes are twice as likely to hire a man as a woman. The study, conducted by business-school professors from...
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