When does friendly office chat damage people’s self-esteem? Far more often than we think, because it’s full of ‘microaggressions’. These subtle, unintended exclusions wreak havoc on engagement. Mind Gym behavioral psychologist, Iain Smith, has written the first in a series of articles on this topic for The HR Director. Iain is currently doing a part-time PhD researching ageist microaggressions.
With the economy looking up and more opportunities being presented, keeping top performers will be more challenging than ever. If everyone is rewarded the same, then star players will begin to contribute less or look elsewhere. Achievement-oriented individuals need to feel like they are compensated for their hard work and that there is room for growth within their role. This...
Most people don’t intend to exclude others, but do so unwittingly through tiny, everyday acts of exclusion like ignoring or interrupting. These everyday ‘micro-inequities’ have a similar effect to physical pain, and passive bystanders make it worse. To combat exclusion and foster engagement, we all need to speak up. Sebastian Bailey, Ph.D and co-founder of Mind Gym contributes regularly to...
From paying taxes to following safety rules, getting people to do as they’re told is no mean feat. Especially when society holds independence in such high esteem. Octavius Black, CEO of Mind Gym reveals how a little psychological insight provides a solution. Read the article in full on The Sunday Telegraph website.
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