Organizational Design

Behavioral Science for Inclusive Organizations

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2022
 
This course builds on insights from behavioral science to offer an evidence-based approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in organizations. While there is increasing awareness of the lack of DEI in business, government and non-profit organizations, progress has been slow. We argue that one of the reasons for this is that organizations have used the wrong approaches, often copying peers’ “best practices” that are not based on “best evidence” and attempting to find “quick wins” for specific groups and departments in an uncoordinated fashion with little regard for the long-term DEI health of the organization.... Read more about Behavioral Science for Inclusive Organizations
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The Role of Gender and Race in Performance Appraisals

September 20, 2021

 

In the first talk of WAPPP’s fall seminar series “Intersectional Approaches to Gender Equity,” Professor Iris Bohnet discusses how race and gender intersect in employee performance evaluations. 

 
Written by Merrit Stüven, MPP '22
Edited by Anisha Asundi, WAPPP Research Fellow, and
Moira Notarstefano, WAPPP Communications Manager

 

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Nadja Born

Nadja Born

WAPPP Fellow
Ph.D. Candidate in Organizational Behavior, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Nadja Born is an organizational psychologist who studies stereotypes and biases and how we can improve people’s decisions and behaviors on topics ranging from... Read more about Nadja Born
2021 Dec 02

Organizational Work-Family Policies and Hiring Discrimination Against Women and Parents

12:00pm

Location: 

Virtual Event (Registration Required)

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There is significant evidence that organizational work-family policies—such as parental leave, subsidized and on-site childcare, and flexible scheduling options—can have positive consequences for workers. At the same time, some theories posit that an unintended consequence of supportive work-family policies...

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2021 Nov 04

An ally you say? Supporting Black women in STEM settings via allyship cues

12:00pm

Location: 

Virtual Event (Registration Required)

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Black women have been historically excluded from STEM environments and face unique challenges stemming from their multiple marginalized identities. Lack of representation coupled with unsupportive STEM settings can lead Black women to question their belonging in STEM, and ultimately avoid STEM settings and...

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