Your Brain at Work2019-11-13T05:50:59-05:00

Here’s Why Having a Brain Means You Have Bias

Unconscious bias lives in everyone. For leaders, it’s exceedingly important to learn to mitigate that bias before it negatively impacts decision-making.

What Science Says About Effective Racial Bias Training

This week, Starbucks responded to public outrage following the arrests of two black men who were simply waiting to meet a friend at one of its Philadelphia locations. As a part of a larger response, it announced it would shut down 8,000 stores for one day to give racial bias training to 175,000 workers. That’s $12 million in lost revenue, according to some estimates.

Three Types of Work Culture and How to Hire for Each of Them

One of the hardest parts of hiring new employees is figuring out how well they’ll fit into your work culture. Unlike education and job experience, where there may be specific credentials you’re looking for, “culture fit” can be dangerously vague–and uniquely vulnerable to unconscious bias.

Why the Typical Performance Review Is Overwhelmingly Biased

The traditional performance review is a confidential, closed-door meeting between no more than two people. Research suggests it is also totally misguided.

How the Psychological Effects of Power Help Explain Harassment

In 2004, Pamela Smith, now an associate professor of management at the University of California, San Diego, happened upon a clue into what power does to the brain.

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