Organizational Design

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Financial Times Business Books: February Edition

February 3, 2021

Financial Times

Robert Livingston's latest book, "The Conversation: How Talking Honestly About Racism Can Transform Individuals and Organizations," is recognized as an accessible resource for understanding the causes and manifestations of racism and how to examine our own biases, providing concrete guidance for how organizations and individuals can work towards racial equity.... Read more about Financial Times Business Books: February Edition

2021 Feb 10

Where Do We Go from Here? Making Progress Toward Racial Equity

6:00pm

Location: 

Hosted Online
In his inaugural address, President Biden denounced the rise of political extremism and white supremacy, stating: “A cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making moves us. A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear. And now a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.”
 
In recognition of Black History Month, Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean Iris Bohnet will moderate a conversation with Dr. Robert Livingston regarding the most effective path for addressing systemic racism. The interview will draw from Professor Livingston’s newly published book The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth about Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations. The book is neither thesis nor testimonial, but rather a tool in which he lays out concrete steps for making profound and sustainable progress toward greater racial equity.... Read more about Where Do We Go from Here? Making Progress Toward Racial Equity
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HKS faculty reimagine the world of work

January 27, 2021

Harvard Kennedy School

WAPPP Co-Directors Hannah Riley Bowles and Iris Bohnet discuss their research on revolutionizing workplace practices and advancing women’s career aspirations, discussing how “The sudden and sustained backflow of childcare and educational labor into the home is constraining women’s labor market participation more than men’s."... Read more about HKS faculty reimagine the world of work

EconoTimes

Dr. Shawn Joseph, CEO of Joseph and Associates, Looks at How Leaders Can Promote Racial Equality in the Workplace

January 20, 2021

EconoTimes

This article discusses a framework created by Robert Livingston called the PRESS Model, which is a tool to address racism in the workplace. Livingston advises organizations to adopt the PRESS model— an acronym for problem awareness, root-cause analysis, empathy, strategies, and sacrifice —  to promote racial equity in the workplace.... Read more about Dr. Shawn Joseph, CEO of Joseph and Associates, Looks at How Leaders Can Promote Racial Equality in the Workplace

2021 Mar 04

WAPPP Seminar Series: Corporate Board Quotas and Gender Equality Policies in the Workplace

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Ana Weeks |Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at the University of Bath

Do corporate board quotas increase attention to gender equality policies in the workplace? Existing research examines the link between quotas, financial performance, and women’s promotion, but we lack an understanding of how quotas impact the structural determinants of gender imbalance in the workplace.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Corporate Board Quotas and Gender Equality Policies in the Workplace

Chilazi, Siri. “Culture & Inclusion Literature Review”. 2021. Print.Abstract

This literature review is an overview of the academic literature relating to diversity and inclusion in organizations. It does not claim to be comprehensive as the existing body of academic work in this somewhat undefined space is vast. Rather, this document aims to focus on individual and organizational levers to promote gender equality. As such, it largely emphasizes recent scholarship from the last 10 years. Earlier, seminal works are included selectively where their influence continues to be felt and where they remain relevant to current conceptions of diversity and inclusion.

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