DIVERSITY & THE BRAIN: WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
The central reason so many diversity-training programs fail is they spend so much time on surface level issues such as race, gender, sexual orientation and any other category you can think of without recognizing the importance of the brain - watch our video to learn how brain chemistry affects Diversity Management in the Workplace.
We experience a dopamine effect when we interact with someone who looks like us, talks like us, acts like us, talks like us. We biologically feel good in their presence and they became members of our In-Group. But the reverse is also true: when we encounter someone in our Out-Group who does not look, talk, or act like us then our brains experience a cortisol effect, which is a stress hormone, and we automatically feel fear.
GCI's program is built in such a way to overcome these biological barriers and provide true and effective diversity training for your organization.