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August 26, 2017

Have a look at the image above. Can you read it?

If so, you are experiencing something very similar to an unconscious bias. Much like the symbols in the image, unconscious biases are rapid-fire shortcuts that we use to understand and assess a situation, so that we know...

December 13, 2016

Does Employee Engagement Work?!

Employee engagement has hovered at around 33% for many years now. So many people are working at it, so much of our budgets are dedicated to it. We try all the latest trends and technology – employee surveys, apps, and so on. Nothing works...

October 13, 2015

When I was a kid, my mother always used to tell me not to speak with strange men, a piece of advice that I took to heart.

Ironically, I now spend an awful lot of time getting into cars with strange men since I have to travel for work; since I don't own a car, that means...

June 9, 2015

Participant Observation

As I've mentioned before, anthropology teaches us how to expose a culture's logic, by figuring out how to read people's behaviours and the rules they follow. This makes anthropology a perfect tool for understanding and promoting diversity awarene...

May 12, 2015

“You’re a – what?!” - The response I often get when I tell people that I’m an anthropologist is: “do you dig up dinosaurs?” Yet, there are many corporate anthropologists out there and we have a lot to offer the business world. So, I thought I’d explain a bit about what...

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