Nudging to Greater Success: How Small Nudges Can Boost Employee Equity and Retention

20-minute Spotlight Sessions

Day 2

Session Code: Spotlight
When: April 17, 2019
Level: Introductory
Track: Innovation & Transformation
Presenter: Ross O’Hara, Persistence Plus LLC


Employers are investing in the recruitment of a diverse workforce, but often lack concrete strategies to create an inclusive work environment and ensure that employees stay and thrive. Behavioral science gives us an important lens through which to understand why well-designed systems and programs may not be accessed by the intended participants. In this session, we’ll explore how addressing hidden barriers like stereotype threat or a fixed mind-set is crucial to boosting individual and collective success in increasingly diverse environments, and how small nudges can have big impact. You’ll walk away with a new understanding of why people don’t follow through on their goals (despite the best of intentions) and how to encourage successful behaviors and mind-sets.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Learn how growth mind-set intersects with employee retention
  2. Understand how well-intended messages may backfire by introducing stereotype threat and undermining employee engagement
  3. Explore behavioral science applications to employee retention, inclusion and engagement

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