unconscious bias training

Why You Don’t Need Unconscious Bias Training and What to do Instead

Yes, you read that correctly – you and your organisation do not need unconscious bias training.  Now, I know that unconscious bias training is one of the biggest buzzwords in the diversity and inclusion training programs space at the moment.   A decade ago, ‘best practice’ suggested that this training would help address gender balance and other diversity challenges. Although there wasn’t much evidence to show that it worked, frankly, there … Read More

What is inclusion

What is Inclusion in the Workplace and How to Implement it?

If you have recently found yourself asking ‘What is inclusion in the workplace?’ and are unsure how to implement it, this is a must-read article.   A strong inclusion strategy can help your organisation attract top talent and drive innovative results. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to creating an inclusive environment. You … Read More

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The Dimensions of Diversity Through an Inclusive Lens

Just as there are many different social stereotypes in the world, there are many dimensions of diversity and difference. And of course, they are all prevalent in the workplace.  There is a growing trend, backed by research and insights, within the diversity and inclusion space to move away from focusing on types of difference in situ or the ‘traditional’ dimensions of diversity.   Why?  Because it doesn’t really matter … Read More

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Gender Diversity: Building a Bridge Between Men and Women

Why don’t all of our gender diversity efforts work?  This is a question I am commonly asked. My short response is this:  We need to simplify. Focus on less and focus on things that are really important. That means: have the courage to take a big red pen to many of your ‘diversity’ activities which are nice, but don’t cut to … Read More

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Building an Inclusive Workplace by Embedding Inclusion Habits

You may be thinking, “We are already a very inclusive workplace!” or “We really are inclusive leaders”, or even, “We don’t need inclusion habits!”. That’s what I hear from most of the leaders I work with. Why are we so insistent that we already have an inclusive workplace?   Here is my take on why we think … Read More