Dont miss this mini-workshop on one of the hottest topics of 2019: Unconscious Bias
While social justice is typically the initial impetus behind efforts to transform the workplace, organisations have increasingly begun to regard inclusion and diversity as a source of competitive advantage, and specifically as a key enabler of growth. McKinsey’s 2018 report, Delivering through Diversity, reinforces the link between diversity in the workplace and financial performance – affirming that more diverse organisations are “better able to attract top talent; to improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction and decision making”.
That said, diversity for diversity’s sake is not enough to effect meaningful and sustained change. The effectiveness of measures to assist in creating a culture of collaboration and engagement lies in facilitating inclusivity, whereby everyone is valued and differences are embraced. Without inclusion, diversity’s greatest benefits to organisations – innovation and improved business performance – will not be realised. The challenge for business is to remove bias from decisions.
All humans have biases, and while some are not detrimental, others create exclusion. It is possible to become aware of our biases and to work to minimise them. For those that are unconscious, it is important to bring them to the conscious level and to put measures in place to mitigate or remove their impact which can sometimes be mistaken for unfair discrimination.
Taking organisations on the diversity and inclusion journey in a manner that is both inspiring and engaging is extremely challenging. To ensure a rich theoretical experience, that has practical application in the workplace, Free To Grow has developed an approach that touches the head (cognitive), the heart (affective) and the hand (behavioural).
Join us in February for an experience of this approach in highly engaging and participative mini-workshops. Click here to Register