Why corporate diversity programs fail -- and how small tweaks can have big impact | Joan C. Williams - Deepstash
Why corporate diversity programs fail -- and how small tweaks can have big impact | Joan C. Williams

Why corporate diversity programs fail -- and how small tweaks can have big impact | Joan C. Williams

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Diversity Programme Biases

  • Prove it again - Certain groups are pushed to prove their over worth and worth again as compared to others.  
  • The tightrope of behaviours - Certain groups are allowed to behave in whatever way they want while certain others aren't. 
  • Tug-of-war - Minority groups are pitted against each other for a few limited opportunities. 
  • Maternal wall - Perception that mothers are not committed enough. 
  • Racial stereotypes - Certain races are being tagged as emotional, confrontational etc. 

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Bias Interrupters

  • Use a data-driven approach to pinpoint where things go wrong and how to make progress instead
  • Fix the value chain and find areas where candidates from diverse groups are eliminated in hiring. 
  • Find areas in the performance management pipeline where certain keywords like leadership not mentioned for certain groups. 

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