Despite many well-intentioned diversity efforts, however, we still find mostly white men at the top of organizations. What’s getting in the way?
We all know that diversity is important, but without inclusion and belonging, your organization won’t maximize the benefits that diversity brings.
Businesses that invest in D&I training open their doors to more people; minimize harm and discomfort within their walls; and make their organization a better, more welcoming place for their employees.
Unconscious bias training is grounded in a commitment to the advantages of workforce diversity, which include fostering increased creativity, enhancing teamwork, and achieving exemplary customer service and community relations.
Our perceptions are unique, based on our past knowledge, experience, and cultural norms and assumptions. How might trainers’ biases, inaccurate perceptions, assumptions and expectations affect the success of training and impede in successful learning?
To address unintentional bias, we need to foster intentional behaviors that create change. Here are strategies, informed by clinical psychology, that both men and women can put it into practice every day to create a more equal working environment.