Making the Workplace More Welcoming

Diversity, equity and inclusion programs are facing a backlash. What is the best way combat bias and stereotypes and make the workplace more cohesive.

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Many workplaces have instituted diversity, equity and inclusion training for their employees to help create a welcoming environment for everyone. These DEI programs have come under fire recently from some claiming they enforce liberal orthodoxies, including “wokeness.” They have also been criticized by researchers who question whether they are doing more harm than good or whether we even know whether they are effective or not?

What is the best way to build cohesion in a diverse workforce and address bias on the job? Our guest is Harvard psychologist Robert Livingston who works as a diversity consultant and is the author of The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations. He says that stories are more powerful than data to foster understanding and build bridges across divides.

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