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Many companies overlook how influential corporate events are in reinforcing exclusion or cultivating inclusion. And even though certain practices became obsolete and most leaders recognize the need to create inclusion in the workplace, when it comes to corporate social events, some specific considerations should be taken into account.
Performance management bias can undermine your best DEI efforts and reinforce inequitable outcomes and discriminatory structures. By ensuring an inclusive performance management system, your employees will be motivated to give their best contributions to your organization - knowing they will be recognized and appraised for those contributions.
When it comes to DEI, the motivation levels of individuals and the overall motivational profile you are dealing with matter. We’ve repeatedly heard that leadership commitment is critical to DEI effectiveness and trickles down to effect the organizational tone and commitment. What motivates an individual can come from different places, it can be intrinsic or extrinsic, but motivation underlies commitment.
Systemic bias negatively affects individuals, groups, teams, organizations and society. It governs the basis of important decision making and has a profound impact on the workplace. It’s the pervasiveness, ambiguous and often invisible bias that is most detrimental. Systemic bias has a continuous and cumulative debilitating impact foremost on individuals in certain groups.
Creating an inclusive culture requires that leaders embrace change and actively seek to improve their inclusive leadership competencies. Fortunately, becoming an inclusive leader is not a quality that is fixed or strictly inherent, but something that can be assessed, measured, coached and developed.
Without curiosity towards others, you are missing their different experiences and perspectives and you will also not hear how and why they are different. That goes for a background experience, a perspective on a decision or an opinion on a new process change. If you want to lead and live with open ears and open eyes, you must be willing to both listen and learn from others.
Widening your recruitment funnel is one of the most effective ways to recruit for diversity but is neither easy nor a one size fits all solution. Your recruitment processes need to reflect your organisation’s culture which can take time, but there are some quick and easy ways that will make a difference.
The program is designed to educate and inform ERG leads, ERG members, and those contemplating starting/joining
Understand the actions your organization should take to communicate your commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in the recruitment process.
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report.