The ’Us and them’ phenomenon

Join our seminar about diversity in the workplace

This spring we invite you to a seminar where we unravel the mysteries behind the ’Us and them’ phenomenon. We will explain why and how this happens, based on the theories from our workshop with the same title.

For 2,5 hours we lecture on and reflect about the opportunities and challenges that arise, when two or more groups with differing cultures come together. We link theory to practice and give you concrete strategies to bring back to your organization.

We offer the seminar in both English and Swedish, and you can choose to join on site or online.

Seminar in English
26th of April, 4 pm – 6:30 pm


Online or Prästgatan 28, Old Town, Stockholm


On site in Stockholm 1300 SEK (plus tax)
Online 650 SEK (plus tax)

Seminar leaders

Lars-Johan Bastås and Eva Hamboldt

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The seminar focuses on seven areas of diversity and culture:

1. How our brain processes similarities and differences, which organizational principles it follows to create meaning and mobilize certain behaviors when interacting with other people.

2. The root cause of our brain resorting to experiencing “Us vs. Them”, and what neural processes that govern this phenomenon.

3. Our brain’s tendency for biased thinking (mental shortcuts) and the consequences it has when working with inclusion.

4. The clash between different reflex behaviors when cultures meet – how we try to protect and preserve our own culture, while trying to allow and include the other culture.

5. How to handle the phenomenon of a dominating group, and the others, to enable functional and effective collaboration between units, departments or within an entire organization.

6. Strategies for how to think and act when trying to build an inclusive culture based on mutual trust and the experience of a “greater us”.

7. Nine reflection questions and hands-on strategies to build an inclusive culture in a diverse group of people.

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