Building a Humane Workplace

Athene Donald

To create successful labs in an era of increasing diversity, leaders need training in group dynamics.


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Increasingly, industry has recognized that diverse teams make better decisions—and, potentially, more money. For years, for example, car safety analysis rested on using a “standard” U.S. man as the model for crash-test dummies—a framework that completely ignored how a small adult (typically, but not necessarily, a woman), let alone a child, might fare in a collision. Decisions informed by only one viewpoint can lead to trouble.

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