Tag Archive for: corporate culture

Rethinking DEI in an Era of Outrage

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Efforts to improve DEI could benefit from less yelling and more thinking. Is DEI a long-overdue solution for centuries of prejudice or a diabolical power grab by underqualified progressives? Is it a way to enable a more empowered and effective…

Advancing DEI With More Psychological Safety and Authenticity 

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In Part 1 of this two-part series, I wrote about identifying and removing toxic elements from diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. However, it isn’t just DEI’s combative issues or toxic approaches that can be problematic. Crudely spotlighting diversity and asking employees to take part in the process of enhancing it can cause threats to safety . . .

Detoxifying DEI: How to Clean Up the Reality and Perception of DEI

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As complaints about ill effects fuel criticism of diversity, equity, and inclusion—and companies “rebrand” their efforts to render them less obtrusive—is DEI destined to follow ESG in becoming the “latest dirty word in corporate America”?  

Unveiling the Unobtrusive: The Rising Power of UICs in Culture Measurement

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Unobtrusive indicators of culture are providing new and growing data streams to assess company culture from the outside. There are several ways a business might choose to measure its company culture. The fruits of most are confidential…

Positive Psychology & Ethical Organizations

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The modern movement of Positive Psychology is often said to have begun when Martin Seligman, in a 1998 speech as APA President, introduced the idea of a “reoriented science that emphasizes the understanding and building of the most positive…

Ready or Risky? Assessing Organizational Preparedness for Political Polarization

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Organizations can mitigate workplace threats from political and social pressures by thinking ahead. Is your organization prepared to face politically charged problems in the workplace as we enter the 2024 election cycle, or does it remain…
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Now Is the Perfect Time to Ask Your Employees About Their Moral Distress

Woefully unprepared countries, governments, and healthcare systems during this pandemic are struggling with a profound tension.

The Case for an Entrepreneurial State

Damon Silvers has had the working class’ back since his youthful days at Harvard College.

The C.R.A.P. Framework for Addressing Workplace Bullshit

Bullshit can both make us more uncertain at work, because of how it clouds the truth, and it can make us feel more certain, because of how the bullshit appeals to what we think or wish to be true. Call me naive but I was shocked as an undergraduate…

The Philosopher-for-Hire Who Says Meaningful Work Is an Illusion

Over the last decade, Andrew Taggart has made a name for himself. Outlets like Quartz and Big Think have described him as a gadfly-for-hire, a practical philosopher who offers his conversational and philosophical acumen to the likes…