What Works

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Harvard University Press, Mar 8, 2016 - Business & Economics - 399 pages
Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back and de-biasing minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Behavioral design offers a new solution. Iris Bohnet shows that by de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts—often at low cost and high speed.
 

Contents

The Promise of Behavioral Design
1
The Problem
19
How to Design Talent Management
101
How to Design School and Work
165
How to Design Diversity
199
Designing Change
285
Notes
293
Credits
365
Acknowledgments
367
Index
373
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Iris Bohnet is a behavioral economist and the academic dean of Harvard's Kennedy School. She combines insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making in organizations and society. Her most recent research examines how behavioral design can be used to de-bias how we live, learn and work. She is co-director of the Kennedy School's Women and Public Policy Program, and the faculty chair of the "Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century" for the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders.

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