Found 5 article(s) for author 'Iris Bohnet'

Tackling ‘the Thin File’ That Can Prevent a Promotion

Tackling ‘the Thin File’ That Can Prevent a Promotion. Iris Bohnet, October 3, 2017, Opinion, “Recently, I have worked with a number of professional services firms committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. Many offer diversity training and leadership development programs, and many support affinity groups for traditionally underrepresented groups.  However, none has been able to crack what sometimes feels like a code set in stone: significantly increased diversity at the entry level, but very little change at the top.Link

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Real Fixes for Workplace Bias

Real Fixes for Workplace Bias. Iris Bohnet, March 11, 2016, Opinion. “Corporations, not-for-profit groups and governments spend billions of dollars every year on diversity training—without knowing whether the programs work. A review of almost 1,000 studies on interventions aimed at reducing prejudice found that most programs weren’t tested.Link

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Women eschew Wall Street’s boys’ club — and its glass ceiling

Women eschew Wall Street’s boys’ club — and its glass ceiling. Iris Bohnet, March 3, 2016, Video. “Wall Street has long been considered a men’s-only club — so what is it like for a woman there, when only 15 percent of traders are female? According to Maureen Sherry, a former Bear Stearns director turned author, the problem goes beyond frat-boy antics and sexual harassment. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to Sherry about how the glass ceiling is repelling women from Wall Street.Link

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What Works: Gender Equality by Design

What Works: Gender Equality by Design, Iris Bohnet, March 2016, Book. “Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.” Link

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The Elasticity of Trust: How to Promote Trust in the Arab Middle East and the United States

The Elasticity of Trust: How to Promote Trust in the Arab Middle East and the United States. Iris Bohnet, Mohamad Al-Ississ, Richard Zeckhauser, June 2010, Paper. “To trust is to risk. When we lend someone money, we make ourselves vulnerable, hoping or expecting that the borrower will reward our trust and return the money at a later stage, possibly with interest or a reciprocal favor added. Generally, people are more willing to engage in a risky activity, such as buying a stock or starting a business, the greater the expected returns from the activity. This chapter examines whether willingness to trust follows the same logic…” Link

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