Minneapolis, MN – April 20, 2021 – iPondr, the media and technology company committed to Building a Kinder America™, today announced its product tailored to support businesses, iPondr@Work. The new offering is a DEI program to foster empathy in the workplace, strengthen human connections and build stronger, more inclusive teams. The program delivers a weekly empathy-building curriculum that supports companies and individuals in their DEI journey.
“These times have underscored the urgency of shaping a better culture, including our workplace environments,” said Kate Mortenson, CEO of iPondr. “With iPondr@Work, shared learning leads to more empathetic teams and better results for the organization.”
iPondr@Work is powered by the human-centered stories and award-winning journalism of iPondr.com. The research-based tools and data-driven insights that come with the program help companies create a supportive and inclusive culture that improves DEI outcomes.
With guidance from Dr. Ravi Bapna of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management’s Analytics for Good Institute and leading experts in empathy and DEI, iPondr@Work is informed by research and science about the power of empathy and social intelligence analytics.
“American society is at a cultural crossroads. Existing media platforms and their business models reinforce filter bubbles and further polarize society by distorting our ability to understand the world around us. iPondr is designed to fill this gaping media void by using high-quality journalistic storytelling with the purpose of increasing our ability to understand and share the feelings of another,” said Dr. Ravi Bapna, Academic Director of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson Analytics Lab and the Analytics for Good Institute.
At the center of iPondr@Work is iPondr’s multimedia journalistic storytelling, shared with employees every week, along with topic-driven questions to Pondr and surveys to engage with.
The program offers tools and resources for managers to reflect on their role in creating a kinder workplace culture. Engagement data helps organizations understand where they are in their DEI journey; where they are making progress; and where there is opportunity for growth.
iPondr@Work is now available to companies of all sizes. To schedule a demo and learn more please visit: www.ipondratwork.com
iPondr is a media and technology company that harnesses the power of human-centered storytelling with advanced sentiment analysis technology to drive social change. iPondr produces media that shapes a better culture by lifting underrepresented voices, exploring overlooked topics and revealing essential insights relevant to today’s society. iPondr’s proprietary technology meets businesses’ needs for actionable sentiment data that strengthens teams, provides better service to customers and accountability to stakeholders.