by Chad Brooks
Originally published: March 2, 2017
Despite the attempts some employers are making to build awareness of cultural differences in the workplace, their efforts may not be having the type of long-lasting impact they are hoping for, new research finds.
A study recently published in the Psychological Bulletin found that, while many employees gain an initial increase into cultural awareness after training, their thoughts on diversity tend to revert over time.
The researchers found that in order for diversity training to be successful, it needs to be mandatory, delivered over an extended period of time, integrated with other initiatives, and designed to increase both awareness and skills.