Blue Ocean Brain Blog

Why Do Employees Resist Change, and What Can Leaders Do About It?

Why Do Employees Resist Change, and What Can Leaders Do About It?

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture   — 4 MIN

The Role of Inclusive Learning in Achieving Health Equity

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

2 MIN

By: Guest Contributor Dr. Marcelle Wilson Davis As we look around us today, it's hard to deny that change is constant and consistent. Sometimes we are prepared for it but sometimes we are not and,...

Implementing Empathy in the Workplace: A Strategy for Improving DEI Training

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Fortune 500 companies have called on Dr. Robert Livingston, social psychologist and diversity consultant, for years to fix DEI problems within their businesses. Many times, they want a “quick fix” to...

From Mentorship to Leadership: Empowering Women in the Workplace

Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

3 MIN

Mentorships are invaluable in the workplace, especially for women. Being mentored can help women picture their future and better plan for success. As Kailynn Bowling, co-founder of ChicExecs PR &...

From Fear to Belonging: Building Inclusive Workspaces

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

4 MIN

Andrew is a manager. He just realized that he scheduled an important meeting on a cultural holiday. He rescheduled the meeting, but he isn’t sure if it’s better or worse to explain why he...

Beyond Compliance: How Leaders Drive Change in Workplace Culture

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

4 MIN

Harassment filings have increased over 50% from last year, according to a recent report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). At times, tackling harassment in the workplace can...

[New eBook] Fostering Organizational Culture Change with Microlearning

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

1 MIN

Culture change is a monumental task for any organization. It's a journey fraught with challenges, from biases entrenched in the fabric of the workplace to resistance against change and a lack of...

[New eBook] Building a Culture of Psychological Safety

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

1 MIN

In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving world of work, creating an environment where employees can thrive, innovate, and collaborate is a top priority for organizations. As we navigate the challenges...

DEI Programs: Why There is Still Value in Encouraging a Diverse Workplace

Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

The June 2023 ruling by the Supreme Court on Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard College and SFFA v. University of North Carolina made big news. The case took on affirmative action in...

[New eBook] Building an Inclusive Feedback Culture

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

Feedback has always been an essential component of a high-performing workplace. But while the fundamentals of feedback are much the same, the modern workplace requires a more nuanced approach driven...

Empowering the Future: Supporting your Gen Z Workforce

Leadership Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Born between 1997 and 2012, Gen Z consists of teenagers and young adults either in college or getting their first taste of working in their chosen field. By 2025, the World Economic Forum estimates...

Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

“Psychological safety” has gone from buzzword to mainstream, thanks in part to a massive, two-year study conducted by Google back in 2015. Working from home during the pandemic made nurturing...

Microinclusions: The Hidden Elements of Belonging

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

4 MIN

You’ve heard of “microaggressions”—the small, everyday slights that impact members of marginalized populations. These are comments or actions, usually spoken or made thoughtlessly, that diminish a...

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