“Nudging” for Diversity

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“Nudging” for Diversity

2017-11-10T10:48:48+00:00 Categories: Events, Multimedia, Past|Tags: |

Our colleagues at BEAR (Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman) have a webinar series and behavioural insights. Our own Faculty Research Fellow, Prof. Sonia Kang spoke on “Nudging for Diversity” on November 9, 2017.

Most organizations list Diversity and Inclusion at the forefront of their goals and values. However, not all efforts to increase diversity are successful, and some even end up doing more harm than good. This webinar provides an overview of the current landscape of diversity and inclusion research and practice, and a discussion of how insights from behavioural science might help us to achieve these goals. In it, Professor Kang talks about the ways we can change processes and structures in organizations – with a particular focus on hiring procedures – to moderate or eliminate implicit bias embedded in people’s beliefs and in organizational practices. She also emphasizes that change requires experimentation and companies shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes.

To view a replay of the webinar, click here.

For more information on Prof. Sonia Kang, click here.

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