Series: Unconscious Bias and Diversity Essentials
Some voices are often not "heard" as well as others. Learn to "amplify" the voices of those whose contributions go unnoticed or are misattributed.
People do their best work when then can bring their whole selves to work, so managers should challenge anything that undermines that.
While most of us understand the importance of diversity, we should all recognise that we need people to feel included if they are to be effective member of the team and do their best work. It's no good inviting people to the party if you are not going to make an effort to make them feel welcome! Show Less
We are bombarded by millions of pieces of information every day and we simply don't have the mental capacity to deal with it all consciously. So we develop the habit of taking shortcuts based on what we have seen before and what we already know. That means we sometimes misjudge people and make mistakes. Show Less
Working well with diversity doesn't mean treating everyone the same but avoid making assumptions based on appearance. People talk about things that you give them permission to talk about, so ask questions and listen.