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Why Today’s Managers Need Sensitivity Training More than Ever

June 27th, 2024|Respectful Workplace|

Quoting that famous cartoon philosopher, Pogo, “We have met the enemy…and he is us.” When it comes to workplace culture, there has been a marked increase in rudeness and incivility over the past two decades. Blame it on a number of factors. Our increasingly polarized political climate, the pandemic and resulting years of social isolation, the digital blindness created by our social media platforms, and stress from overwork have all converged with other forces to create work environments that can be uncivil at best and, at worst, downright toxic.

UCLA’s Spring Protests: Does Free Speech Mean Free Reign in a Respectful Society?

May 23rd, 2024|Respect Tips|

In the spring of 2020, my senior year of high school was upended entirely by the COVID-19 pandemic. As I’m sure many remember, nobody knew during those first few days just how long we’d be stuck away from public spaces. A quick two-week break turned into three, then five weeks, then a year, and so on. We slowly returned to normal, but not until my entire graduating class had missed the chance for any kind of meaningful commencement ceremony.

How to Breathe in the Eye of the Storm: Mindfulness Through the Gen Z Lens

May 1st, 2024|Change Management|

For a period of about a week last spring, I thought that my entire life was falling apart. A particularly challenging organic chemistry final was mere days away, and the studying was starting to burn me out. Add a large dose of normal college FOMO, romantic woes, worries about the geopolitical state of the world at large and my brain all but quit on me.

Why Sensitivity Training May Be the Next “New Thing” to Improve Your Work Culture

April 10th, 2024|Respectful Workplace|

The term and concept of "sensitivity training" emerged in the mid-20th century as a response to societal shifts and the growing awareness of social issues such as discrimination, prejudice, and inequality. Its direct roots can be traced back to Kurt Lewin, a German-born psychologist (later working for Cornell University and MIT) who developed the concept of group dynamics and pioneered the use of experiential learning methods in the 1940s.

The Inclusion Illusion

October 22nd, 2020|Respectful Workplace|

There is no escaping the conclusion that we have work to do if we truly desire to create a more equitable economy and society. If inequity in our society is compelling enough for you to commit to take action, here are 4 examples of meaningful actions you can start doing to become an active inclusionist.

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