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Diversity programmes divide, ...

Diversity programmes divide, ...

...separating those on the inside from those trapped outside and reinforcing separate group identities. 

Given that most programmes are voluntary, it is all too easy for self-selection to reinforce attitudes.

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"Neither diversity training to extinguish stereotypes, nor diversity performance evaluations to provide feedback and oversight to people making hiring and promotion decisions, have accomplished much.”

University of California 

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“Privilege is invisible to those who have it.”

How do you combat a bias when the very people who have the power and resources to do so are not even aware that it exists?

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Corporate empathy...

  • affects an organisation in a deeper and more universal way than diversity.
  • has an impact on company culture, product design, complaint handling and the very working environment.
  • sells easier than diversity as diversity’s weakness is that it emphasises otherness.

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Why diversity matters.

Diverse Companies with a wide range of employees enjoy broader skill sets, experiences, and points of view.

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  • Profit-driven organizations focused on “what” and productivity are evolving into purpose-driven cultures focused on “why” and their people.
  • The preference for collaboration, transparency, healthy work-life integration, celebration of diversity and inclusion, and purpose-driven employment demands a new kind of leadership.

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Oscar Holmes - PhD Rutgers School

"It’s hard to have a conversation about systemic injustices.  One, [diversity-related topics] are hard to approach,  and two, some people think they already know everything about diversity."

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