Harvard Business Review: ‘Mandatory’ Doesn’t Work

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“Is your mind right yet, sunshine?”

Wow! Would you believe it? Bullying people doesn’t really change their hearts and minds! Who would’ve thought it?

I stumbled upon an article in the Harvard Business Review, from 2016: “Why Diversity Programs Fail” (https://hbr.org/2016/07/why-diversity-programs-fail). In fact, years of research and “nearly a thousand studies” prove it.


We find that “policing managers’ thoughts and actions” fails: “Yet laboratory studies show that this kind of force-feeding can activate bias rather than stamp it out… As social scientists have found, people often rebel against rules to assert their autonomy…”

And, “Decades of social science research points to a simple truth: You won’t get managers on board by blaming and shaming them with rules and reeducation.

Really? Well, dog my cats! You mean you pick on them and they just get… mad?

And, “People often react to compulsory courses with anger and resistance–and many participants actually report more animosity toward other groups afterward.”

Coulda knocked me over with a feather.

And the bad news is… they do it anyway. It’s just too much fun to give it up.

5 comments on “Harvard Business Review: ‘Mandatory’ Doesn’t Work

  1. Considering that the left won’t even accept the most groveling apologies from those they’ve “reeducated,” they don’t care whether they persuade anyone; they’re just in it for the sadistic love of power.

    1. The article I cited also found that in spite of years and years’ worth of mandatory diversity training, the companies that practice it are no more “diverse” than they were before they practiced it.

    2. That’s it. This is about power and control. Of course it doesn’t work and I agree, it probably activates bias. The Left predictably makes one mistake repeatedly; they forget that free will is part of being human.

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