Positive emotions, like being happy, can help with particular kinds of thinking and particular kinds of work. But negative emotions can help us in the workplace to be more effective thinkers. To mandate that we should just be positive at work takes away from the idea that emotions have evolved to help us adapt.
While critics of unconscious bias training claim it doesn’t move the needle on diversity numbers and can actually reinforce negative stereotypes, Harvard Business Review says a thoughtful and carefully planned program can be a useful component of diversity and inclusion efforts.
Harvard Business Review argues that a face-to-face request is 34 times more successful than an email.