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Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

By Emma Seppälä and Kim Cameron Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success. But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that a positive environment will lead to... Read more

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Quantifying Happiness: Monitoring Employee Wellbeing KPIs

About this event This executive roundtable is exclusively for senior HR leaders and executives in senior leadership positions responsible for monitoring employee wellbeing strategies and KPIs. The focus of this roundtable discussion is about Quantifying Happiness and Why You Must Monitor the Effectiveness of Your Employee Wellbeing Strategy. We'll look at how using KPIs to... Read more

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How to Cope with Grief After Losing a Coworker

Happier Way Original - Are you working to live or living to work? Some people can easily make that distinction while others may find it difficult to say. Regardless, the average American spends 90,000 hours working throughout his or her lifetime, so the workplace is undoubtedly a key place for socializing and forming long-term bonds... Read more


4 Key Lessons of Strong Leadership, From Proven Leaders

Happier Way Original - Early in careers, as employees try to gain their footing within a company, they strive for excellence as a team member or individual contributor. Eventually, though, as they grow in their careers, individual contributors seek the next step of the professional journey. This next step is typically the one that thrusts... Read more

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3 Proven Strategies for Prioritizing Mental Health While Working

Happier Way Original - Mental health, particularly as we endure and emerge from a global pandemic, perhaps has never been more important than today. With so much uncertainty surrounding health, jobs, politics, and the economy, it is understandable to feel added stress. This is especially true while working, as many people saw their daily work... Read more

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The Significance of Diversity in the Workplace

Happier Way Original - In recent years, many institutions have begun prioritizing diversity and inclusion. These include major universities, such as the University of Michigan’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as government institutions, such as the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion. But... Read more

Lets stop talking about diversity and start working towards equity

Paloma Medina challenges our paradigm of diversity in the work place and in society with this eloquent, humorous talk. We need to do a “find and replace” in our vocabulary challenging the concept of diversity vs. equity. Paloma is an expert in the neuroscience behind equity and the psychology on how to improve our work... Read more

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts That Really Work

by David Pedulla May 12, 2020 Summary.    A Stanford and Harvard professor convened a symposium on what’s actually working to improve diversity and inclusion in organizational life. In this article, David Pedulla summarizes the main findings. First, organizations should set goals, collect data, and hold people accountable for improving diversity within the organization. Second, organizations should... Read more

Inclusion Revolution | Daisy Auger Domínguez | TEDxPearlStreet

Diversity and Inclusion Strategist Daisy Auger-Domínguez invites us to consider why creating workplaces where everyone feels heard, valued and seen is hard, complex and at times emotionally triggering. According to Daisy, when we all start being the allies we want to be, showing up and for our colleagues, and persisting through discomfort and doing the... Read more

15 Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace statistics show that most companies need to desperately consider aspects of inclusivity to create a diverse workforce. Mention diversity in the workplace and you’ll generally get a positive response from executives. That’s because most of them understand the many benefits of a diverse workforce. They know 1) innovation and 2) terrific... Read more

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Disability inclusion at work: What it is and why it matters

By The Understood Team   What is disability inclusion at work? Disability inclusion at work is about more than hiring people with disabilities. An inclusive workplace values all employees for their strengths. It offers employees with disabilities — whether visible or invisible — an equal opportunity to succeed, to learn, to be compensated fairly, and to... Read more

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Disentangling the Meanings of Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations

QUINETTA M. ROBERSONCornell UniversityGiven the emergence of a new rhetoric in the field of diversity, which replaces the term diversity with the term inclusion, this study comparatively investigates the meanings of diversity and inclusion in organizations. The findings of Study 1, which used a qualitative methodology to explore the construct definitions and to derive a... Read more

How to Build a Culture of Generosity at Work

Not long after Jim Mallozzi took charge of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation, the company hosted a convention for their many thousands of sales professionals around the world. The theme of my first keynote address,” says Jim, “was ‘change and innovation’ while tapping into the ‘positive power of the possible.’” At one point during his... Read more

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What Will Work Look Like After COVID-19?

A year ago, just after Bay Area governments imposed a shelter-in-place order to check the spread of a mysterious new coronavirus, Cristina Banks worried about how she would work from home. She would miss her office at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. She would miss interacting with colleagues and students. She would miss her... Read more