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Why Diversity Programs Fail, and What Works Better
Chair, Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program, Harvard University
June 1, 2017
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Businesses started taking diversity very seriously in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s after several high profile lawsuits resulting in over $500-million in settlements rocked corporate America. Since then, despite huge capital investment and the appointment of Chief Diversity Officers everywhere, most diversity programs have not increased diversity and some have even made matters worse. At the June 1st CHO Group session, Professor Frank Dobbin of Harvard University will explain why reliance on programs and practices in use since the 1960’s have activated rather than quashed bias in the workplace. Having analyzed three decades’ worth of data from more than 800 U.S. firms, Professor Dobbin will also share the strategies and techniques that have proven effective in increasing organizational diversity.