Creating A Diverse And Inclusive Workplace Is Your Competitive Advantage In The Marketplace
True Success in Business Lies Neither Within the “Shrink it and Pink it” Theory or in Eating Pie!
[1:58] Why should we care about diversity and inclusion in business? Learn how avoiding pale, male, and stale can provide many profitable benefits to your business team including a higher team IQ and a greater number of business patents.
[3:00] Diversity in your business is really just common sense. If we are examining projects looking at lots of different angles, the outcome is simply going to be better.
[4:40] Why do businesses so often end up with team players that look exactly alike? What is unconscious bias?
[6:26] Tamara and Maureen share experiences about unconscious bias including a man and a woman switching email addresses to test the theory of unconscious bias.
[9:15] How does a team leader begin to interrupt the bias? Is acknowledging that the bias exists enough?
[12:40] Three powerful tools are shared for women to have a more inclusive voice: One, the secret sauce everyone must have is a sponsor. Two, the “like me bias” must be identified. Three, teams must talk about the implication of sex.
[15:20] What are the rules of inclusive teams?
[18:58] Women must simply learn to say thank you!
[21:00] Leaders need to start ‘reaching down,’ and taking a second look for talent already on the team, and then sometimes providing that extra little push of encouragement for women to fully feel ready to participate.
[22:26] Do the “millennials” have more or less unconscious bias? The results may surprise you.
[24:44] What is the first step a business should take to begin to remove the bias?
[27:18] When a business gets inclusiveness right, it’s both a strategic competitive advantage and a strategic imperative.
[28:13] Find out why “shrink it and pink it,” just isn’t enough in the innovation marketplace.
[30:30] Get introduced to “naive realism” as Tamara shares a personal experience from early in her career.
[32:07] Learn about two successful businesses that are getting diversity right! Listen to how they have achieved success and incredibly fast growth.
[34:22] Tamara and Maureen discuss actually going beyond the idea of, and into the implementation of busting up unconscious bias.
[37:18] Why should every strategic map include diversity and overcoming unconscious bias? Why must it be measured and held accountable, to avoid sheer insanity?
[39:10] Hook up with Maureen at email@example.com
- Mentioned in This Episode:
- Rock Your Moxie, Power Moves for Women Leading the Way, by Maureen Berkner Boyt
- Harvard Implicit Association Study
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