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  • this is your brain on diversity #hrsw11
  • consider Whatthe state of is in thed&I work… 1 - 10 way?
  • a game of catch…
  • meetPhineas Gage
  • the brain1.efficiency
  • a bit of math…
  • shout out the answer 3x6=
  • shout out the answer 2x1=
  • shout out the answer 7x5=
  • shout out the answer2734 x 191 =
  • so… Limited cognitive resources.
  • the are not the boss
  • This is your brain.
  • This is the part ofyour brain that youare aware of and to some degree in charge of.
  • so… Intention is not enough.
  • the are not the boss3.threat vs. reward
  • status certainty autonomyrelatedness fairness -SCARF, David Rock
  • the are not the boss3.threat vs. reward4.categories matter
  • we go together like peas and…
  • we go together like peas and…
  • when thebrain locks onto a pattern, it does not seekalternative
  • A quick video.
  • A quick video.Pay attention.
  • stereotypeAn idea or image; a mentalframework that contains our knowledge, beliefs, expectations and feelings about a social group. Stereotypes allow for no individuality.
  • stereotypewaitress librarian
  • smoke bowleat hamburgers
  • smoke knit bowl wear glasseseat hamburgers eat salad
  • confirmation biasOur tendency to search for or interpret new information in a way that confirms preconceptions and avoids information and interpretations which contradict prior beliefs.
  • fundamental attribution error An unjustified tendency to assume that a person’s actions depend on what kind of personthat person is rather than on the social environmental forces influencing the person.
  • so… We are all judgmental.
  • action…integrate brain science into d&i training and leadership development disentangle intentions and consequencesmake more time and space for social / relational
  • action… prioritize relationships & communication skills, including dealing with conflict mix networks look for disparities in outcome reward activists
  • 402.740.7081
  • resources• Your Brain at Work | David Rock• The Neuroscience of Leadership | David Rock and Jeffrey Schwartz• SCARF: A Brain-based Model for Collaborating with and Influencing Others | David Rock• Does Rejection Hurt? | Naomi Eisenberger and Matthew Lieberman
  • resources• The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies | Scott Page• The Wisdom of Crowds | James Surowiecki• A Whole New Mind | Daniel Pink• The Medici Effect | Frans Johansson• The Geography of Thought | Richard Nisbett
  • resources• Achieving Success Through Social Capital: Tapping Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Network | Wayne E. Baker• The Whole Brain Business Book Ned Herrmann• Competitive Advantage Through People: Unleashing the Power of the Work Force | Jeffrey Pfeffer