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Language is your first intervention
By Joe Gerstandt
“What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity.” – Dan and Chip Heath, “Switch” “Very different than what I expected.” This is one of the most common kinds of feedback I get following a corporate workshop or presentation on diversity and inclusion. This feedback speaks to one of the biggest challenges facing this work and also one of our greatest opportunities. While we are increasingly gathering around conference room tables and talking about diversity and inclusion today, we are still not talking about the same thing. Continue reading

 

Why Cultural Fit Hiring Can Be a Diversity Disaster
By Simma Lieberman
Before you talk about hiring for culture fit, take the time, resources and energy to examine your culture as it is and then develop a vision for the future. Hire for the future culture you want and have a plan to achieve it. Research by Professor Lauren Rivera from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management found that interviewers often look for potential friends rather than those with the best skills. Continue reading

 

Positive Biases: More Dangerous Than You Think
By Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D.
What do you think of these statements?
1.    “All Latinos are experts in Latino culture.”
2.    “All Gay men are artistic.”
3.    “All women are naturally nurturing.”
4.    “All Asians are good at math.”
5.    “All black men are athletic.”
I would love to have any of these qualities – most of us would. Because of that desire, it's tempting to look at statements like these as compliments anyone would enjoy. The unfortunate truth is that, because they are inflexible generalities as opposed to factual comments about the nature of one human being, each of these statements clearly reflects a bias (an ”inflexible belief about a particular category of people”). Continue reading

 

INTENT versus IMPACT
By Mauricio Velásquez
This fundamental concept is one of the core principles of my work and integral to DTG’s approach to dealing with diversity issues in the workplace and marketplace. Diversity issues or employee relation issues (among people who are different) typically involve two people. The perpetrator or the initiator of the behavior is one party and the target or the receiver of the behavior is the second party. Continue reading

 

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Dr Sondra Thiederman newest training program, Defeating Unconscious Bias – designed to address the hidden biases that can affect hiring, promoting and team building and challenge an organization's ability to create an inclusive workplace.
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