Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Thinking About Our Prejudices

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The topics related to waging war on discrimination, stereotypes, bias, and prejudice seem to be popular among my readers. I have often said that I write mostly for myself, but there is a certain feeling of gratification when the numbers show that people are actually reading the articles that I write. This week it seems that there was a double dose of satisfaction because I talked about things that are of particular interest to me… Read More »Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Thinking About Our Prejudices

Experience Can Be Our Worst Enemy

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Many of the stereotypes we believe to be absolute truths are the result of personal experiences that confirm the worst in other people. When we act on our prejudices about someone that is “not like us” we never stop to think about our thoughts from another point of view. Ironically we demand proof from others when we never do that of ourselves. Intellectually we know that anecdotal evidence is flawed, but if it reinforces a… Read More »Experience Can Be Our Worst Enemy

What Really Makes People Tick

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This past weekend was a perfect opportunity to conduct observations on human interactions and reactions. The laboratory for this operation was not some sterile, controlled environment, but it took place in the wild where the subjects were not aware that they were part of an experiment…I went clothes shopping with my wife. The subjects were primarily women and the observations took place in Talbots. I generally enjoy people-watching and for some reason it suddenly dawned… Read More »What Really Makes People Tick