Distance Bias: When Out-of-Sight Really Means Out-of-Mind for Dispersed and Mobile Employees

Inclusion 2019: Shifting Workplace Culture

Distance bias is the tendency to favor people who are closer to us in time and space. This tendency results in dispersed and mobile employees feeling isolated and disengaged. This session will share how to identify distance bias, how it can impact the employee experience and best practices for addressing it. We'll examine the three areas every leader should be looking at: employee, manager and organization. You will hear real experiences and practical advice that keep people connected in a mobile workplace by leveraging technology, communicating with intention and aligning organizational policies/practices with the new world of work.  

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:55am to 11:13am

Kathy Kacher


Kathy Kacher, President of Career/Life Alliance Services, (CLAS) and Cofounder of The SMART Workplace, is a workforce transformation expert with a focus on workplace mobility, change management and leadership engagement. She is also a faculty member with World at Work.

Connection Zone/Acadia (Third Floor)
Session Type: 
Smart Stage
Intended Audience: 
Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
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