Blue Ocean Brain Blog

Starting Fresh to Push Beyond DEI Fatigue

Starting Fresh to Push Beyond DEI Fatigue

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being   — 3 MIN

Addressing Overt Bias in the Workplace

Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

Human brains are designed to create mental patterns and categorizations so that we can process information more quickly. This can help us to tune out the sound of cars passing, tell us when we need...

How to be an Ally in the Workplace

Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

In a picture book, A is for apple. But when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion in life and business, A is for ally, allyship, and actionable allyship.

[Guide] Why L&D is the Key to Achieving Your Company Culture Goals

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

1 MIN

[New Guide] If you're responsible for staff learning & development, chances are you're quite familiar with company executives having grandiose plans for evolving company culture. And those plans...

4 Reasons Your Company Culture Is Not Evolving

Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

“Culture is king.” “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” We’ve heard these phrases, and others like them, said over and over again, and, by and large, we believe them to be true. Yet even though...

How to Break the Mental Health Stigma in the Workplace

Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

6 MIN

These days, discussions about mental health, its challenges, and its importance, are more prevalent than ever. Yet, despite that, the stigma surrounding the issue remains. That’s likely because...

Adjusting to a Hybrid Work Model: A Colorful Approach

Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture  

4 MIN

If orange (or fuschia or green) is the new black, then hybrid is definitely the new normal, at least when it comes to work. Over the past year and a half, we’ve all learned to deal with more than our...

Building a Hybrid Workplace Culture

Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture  

5 MIN

The way we work has shifted. Since the beginning of COVID-19, the pandemic spurred a sea change in how offices function, while forcing us to take a long look at what we want out of our jobs and need...

Handling Office Housework in an Equitable Way

Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

Women have always been contributors to family, community, and society, but they haven’t always been paid for their labor. This began to change during the 19th and 20th centuries. More women began to...

eBook: Conquering Feedback: Strategies to Level-Up Workplace Feedback

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

Giving and receiving feedback well doesn't come easy. Feedback, whether formal or in-the-moment, can drive employee growth. Or, it can cause defensiveness and mistrust. In order to work, feedback...

Creating a Feedback Culture: 7 Tips for Getting It Right

Leadership Development, Company Culture  

3 MIN

Even the best communicators can recoil at the idea of giving—or worse, receiving—feedback. But feedback in the workplace is what drives growth and innovation. It's the difference between status quo...

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

Maybe you’ve already heard of it. “Psychological safety” has become a buzzword in business lately, especially thanks to a massive, two-year study conducted by Google that’s been cited repeatedly in...

Talking About Race in the Workplace

Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

As companies in the United States rally to make changes to support our Black employees and become more inclusive environments for black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), ideas such as hiring...

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