Working with Humans: Behavioral Science Insights for HR

SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition
This session will help you fully utilize the human potential it has access to with an accurate and evidence-based understanding of human behavior.

What makes human beings tick? Why does almost every organization have silo issues, can you actually influence behavior, and if so how? In this session you will:

  • Be introduced to studies on ingroup/outgroup dynamics, labels, unconscious decision-making, and conformity.
  • Work through an exercise of redesigning one aspect of the general work experience (meetings) from the aspect of optimizing collective human experience, so that you understand how to apply behavioral science in your organization.
  • Leave with sources for further behavioral science insights.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Joe Gerstandt


Joe Gerstandt brings greater clarity, action, and impact to organizational diversity and inclusion efforts.

Joe has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between. He speaks at numerous conferences and summits, and blogs at He is a featured contributor for the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and his insights have been published in Diversity Executive, HR Executive, and numerous other print and on-line journals.

A strong advocate for resetting the diversity and inclusion conversation, Joe sees these issues as poorly understood and often misunderstood.

Convention Center 152
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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